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TrafficCongestion Costs Billions

Traffic congestion cost American drivers nearly $300 billion last year — for an average of $1,399 per driver — according to the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard.  Released last month, the Scorecard also found that the United States ranked as the first most congested developed country in the world. Drivers in the U.S. spend an average […]

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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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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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Philadelphia Pollution Up During Transit Strike

Philadelphia’s air pollution grew significantly last month. More cars were on the highways during a local transit strike that idled buses, trolleys and subways. Local transit usually provides 900,000 rides a day.      The Transport Workers Union Local 234 failed to reach a contract agreement with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. The union’s 4,700 workers […]

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