Smart Cities Mobility Plan will improve transportation planning with technology

smart city word cloudSeptember 2020 – The Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization’s first Smart Cities Mobility Plan is currently underway. Smart Cities technologies can improve safety on the network of roads and reduce congestion without the hefty price tag of more traditional improvements. The Plan will involve identifying and classifying mature and emergent technologies, such as real-time adjustment of traffic signals and detour information, speeding up buses, information sharing with Waze, and many other opportunities. We will be reaching out to the public to collect input about the usefulness of each technology and will be asking questions related to privacy, confidentiality, and fairness.

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