USDOT’s ‘Smart City’ Payout Could Be AMobility Model-Maker

The U.S. Department of Transportation called and 77 cities answered the agency’s first-ever Smart City Challenge—an “overwhelming response,” according to federal officials.

Expecting rapid population growth and accompanying stress on public transit in midsize cities during the next few decades, the department asked municipalities to submit mobility plans incorporating data and technology.

Boston, Miami and Anchorage were among the entrants that suggested integrating innovations like automated vehicles and ridesharing into intelligent transportation systems.

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