Check out your city…does it offer Smart 911 technology?

Now, however, the basic emergency communication provided by 911 systems and operators has been expanded and enhanced with apps and software. Technology has improved response time and efficiency. Gathering detailed information that is critical in an emergency has become a cornerstone of quality. Every minute counts when emergencies are critical in nature and the more […]

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Airport collaborative redevelopment proposal could leverage $7 billion in private investment

Hampered by outdated systems and infrastructure in need of repair, the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City has found a friend in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The forward-thinking governor this week announced his $10 billion plan to redevelop the JFK Airport, the nation’s fifth-busiest aviation facility. To transform this aging transportation […]

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Kalamazoo taking public-private collaboration to new heights

American cities faced with financial challenges – and there are many – generally look for an immediate, short-term solution to bridge budget gaps. That usually means increased local taxes or fees, coupled with cutbacks in city services and continued deferred maintenance of municipal facilities and crumbling local infrastructure.

But, not in Kalamazoo!

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‘New York Crossings’ plan would spend $100B on transportation projects

Transformational! That’s what New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to “reimagine” the state’s bridges and tunnels is being called. Cuomo’s “New York Crossings” project, unveiled this week, addresses traffic congestion, security, flood protection, public art and promoting energy conservation. Cuomo’s plan addresses long-term transportation issues that affect growth and will help keep the state competitive, […]

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Mobility solutions come with high price tags!

Nationwide, city executives and transportation officials are examining mobility issues and trying hard to solve congestion problems. Funding is never adequate and frustration grows in both the public and private sectors as traffic congestion becomes almost unbearable. With little relief in sight and transportation needs escalating, citizens throughout the U.S. will be asked to vote […]

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It’s time for public to weigh in and contact members of Congress

Public officials at every level of government continue to face widening gaps between available funding and critical needs related to transportation projects. Contractors stand ready to engage and even bring capital to the table, but one of the programs that has allowed private-sector investment hangs in limbo in Congress. Private Activity Bonds (PABs) are being […]

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USDOT Secretary to announce Smart Cities Challenge finalists at SXSW

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The five finalists for the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Smart Cities Challenge will be named at the upcoming South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival and Conference in Austin, Texas, on March 11-15. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will attend the event and announce those finalists at the Connected Mobility Showcase event on Saturday, […]

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