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Jim Wilson is General Manager at Blue Water Area Transit

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Five Cities Win Smart Challenge

Earlier this month, the Smart Cities Council announced that Austin, Indianapolis, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia had won a 2017 Readiness Challenge Grant.  Each winner will receive a tailored Readiness Workshop to develop a roadmap for applying smart technologies to further innovation, inclusion and investment within their cities.      The SCC is the world’s largest smart […]

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Arizona Tests High Tech Shuttles

ARMA shuttles are in the news again! We recently reported their first use in the United States in a simulated city environment at a University of Michigan research center.      Now, ARMA shuttles have achieved another milestone. Las Vegas is the first American city to expand the use of driverless shuttles to public streets. Together, […]

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Sleeve Appeased Critics

The  Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority distributed sleeves for the Inauguration Day SmarTrip discount passes. The sleeves commemorated the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the nation’s 45th president.       Metro officials issued the sleeves in response to criticism that Trump’s picture did not appear on this year’s Inaugural SmarTrip cards. Instead, an image of […]

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Ann Arbor Uses Driverless Shuttle

NAVYA, a French start-up, is operating its fully autonomous, 15-passenger electric shuttle at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This is the first time the firm’s ARMA shuttles will be used in North America. They are already on the road in countries all over the world.       NAVYA’s flagship vehicle, the ARMA, is designed to […]

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Atlanta Starts Station Soccer

Soccer in the Streets launched the world’s first soccer program inside a major urban transit station. Atlanta United,  a local Major League Soccer expansion franchise, provides grant funding for the project in the Five Points station of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.      “Our partnership effort will help foster a sense of community around […]

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