Overwhelming response to USDOT Smart City Challenge

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that 77 cities have submitted applications for the first-of-its-kind U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge.  The competition seeks to create an innovative, fully integrated model city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future.“I issued this Challenge in December and quite frankly, we are very impressed by the response by community leaders across the country.   Cities understand that in order to plan for tomorrow, they need to embrace technology and innovation.” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.  “This Challenge is going to do more than just help one city adopt innovative ideas. Instead, it will serve as a catalyst for widespread change in communities across America.”