White House Announces New Wave of 'Smart Cities Initiative' Funding
"The White House announced Monday that it’s pouring an additional $80 million into its one-year-old Smart Cities Initiative, bringing the total investment to $240 million," reports Kelsey E. Thomas.
The Obama Administration first announced the initiative in September 2015, including $42 million for connected vehicle pilots in New York City, Wyoming, and Tampa.
The new wave of funding brings the total number of cities and communities involved to 70. New projects include a new Global City Teams Challenge, the Better Communities Alliance, and the MetroLab Network.