Cities want technology vendors that listen, not just 'sell stuff'
Officials have long complained of companies that offer products in search of a problem. New procurement strategies are cropping up as a result.
Tested by Ubers, scooters and seas of data, city officials see opportunity
A mercurial landscape of transportation options is challenging cities in way that urban transportation officials say they can't build their way out of.
Portland, Ore., mayor rallies support for 5G lawsuit with FCC
“We need every single mayor who cares about this issue — local control of local assets — to sign on with this," Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said.
Portland, Oregon, installs 200 traffic sensors as it aims to fill up 'data lake'
The additional technology arrives as city council prepares to vote on the Smart Cities PDX initiative.
Mayors pledge to refuse business from vendors opposed to net neutrality rules
A group of city and county leaders are encouraging others from around the country to join their "name and shame" campaign.
Portland looks to analytics, clean transit to meet 2050 renewable energy goal
Officials in Portland and Multnomah County, Oregon, say data, partnerships and political willpower can help them hit their goal of operating on fully renewable energy by 2050.
Tech, transit and planning officials foresee a multimodal future fraught with complexity
The popularization of new modes of transportation and the burgeoning Internet of Things is presenting regulatory and planning challenges faster than city leaders can answer them.
USPS unveils 5 potential smart city projects
The U.S. Postal Service seeks to enhance its offerings with a series of digital innovations.
Finalists for $40M federal smart city contest make their last pitches
The seven cities left in the running for the Department of Transportation's "Smart City Challenge" pleaded their cases for funds to overhaul their transportation infrastructure through IT.