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Smart cities are the new champions of placemaking

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Technology isn't the only way to make cities smarter and more sustainable.

Utah extends two vehicle-data contracts

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The state will continue using software that assists with vehicle inspections and commercial vehicle monitoring.

Poorly timed traffic signals are an even bigger time waster than previously thought, report finds

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A recent study by the transportation data company Inrix concludes that suboptimal traffic-signal timing is responsible for at least 10% of total traffic delay time.

Four cities pilot curbside tech to manage urban congestion

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Nashville, Tennessee; Aspen, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska; and West Palm Beach, Florida, will test technology from the company Coord to better understand how curbsides are being used in their downtown areas.

‘Way too many people’ are driving alone in Los Angeles, metro CIO says

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LA Metro's Joshua Schank says his office's top priority is to encourage other modes of transit besides driving solo. 

A Twitter bot is trying to fix D.C.'s parking problems

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The Washington, D.C. license plate lookup tool is seeing early success on Twitter. Now its creators want to develop it into a fully fledged mobile app.

How Los Angeles is using big data to improve traffic

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New analytics tools are helping workers spot bottlenecks and relieve roadway congestion.

New map-based coordination app is helping Seattle cut costs on transportation projects

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Within the past two months, the city's transportation department says it has already saved nearly 00,000 on construction thanks to the new technology.

Drones four times faster at scanning car crashes than old methods

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A new report from the North Carolina transportation department recommends government adoption of the technology for "dramatically reducing" investigation time.

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