A group of ten cities have been announced as semi-finalists in the Smart Cities Challenge sponsored by Parson Corporation.
"Parsons Corp. announced the 10 semifinalists in its inaugural Smart Cities Challenge, called Transforming Intersections," reports Chris Teale.
"The 10 semifinalists in the challenge to help improve mobility and efficiency at intersections are: Anne Arundel County, MD; Austin, TX; Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, United Arab Emirates; Frontier MPO Fort Smith, AR; Manama, Bahrain; Mississauga, Ontario; Pasadena, CA; RTC Southern Nevada; Walnut Creek, CA; Westminster, CO."
Parsons pitches the competition as a way to find and test solutions to tangible problems. A winner in the competition is expected to be announced in April.
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