§In March, U.S.
Anthony Foxx announced seven finalists for the USDOT Smart City
Challenge.The finalists are: Austin, TX; Columbus, OH; Denver, CO; Kansas City, MO; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; and San Francisco, CA.
§The USDOT will
pledge up to $40 million (funding subject to future appropriations) to one city to help it define what it means to be a “Smart City” and become the country’s first city to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into their transportation network.