Sacramento joins Smart Cities Collaborative

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Sixty cities applied, but Sacramento was chosen as one of the 16 to join the ‘Smart Cities Collaborative.’

This is all focused around improving transportation.

The first meeting will happen in Minneapolis on November 9 to the 10.

The city of Sacramento said it’s sending a senior planner from public works to attend.

The press release said, the “cities will work together to create policies, pilot emerging technology & share insights to improve transportation in cities small and large.”

They will focus on three areas: automated vehicles, shared mobility and performance measures and data analytics.

“We have spent the past several months speaking directly with cities across the country, and what we’ve heard is mobility is a major issue across the board. Cities know that technology offers ways to improve mobility, but exactly how to realize its potential isn’t obvious,” said Sidewalk Labs Chief Policy Officer Rohit T. Aggarwala.

“Cities understand that they need to work together, but the question has always been how best to band these municipalities in partnership. This collaborative will be an unprecedented step in unifying these urban areas and accelerate solutions that provide affordable, efficient ways to get around,” added Aggarwala.

The other cities chosen include:

Austin, TX
Denver, CO
Boston, MA
Centennial, CO
Chattanooga, TN
Lone Tree, CO
Los Angeles, CA
Miami-Dade County, FL
Madison, WI
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Nashville, TN
Portland, OR
Sacramento, CA
San Jose, CA
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC

This is hosted by Transportation for America (T4A) and Sidewalk Labs.

Copyright 2016 KXTV


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