In line with the Biden administration’s recent executive order on AI, the Department of Transportation (DoT) has launched a new opportunity for small businesses to leverage advancements in AI to improve transportation.

An organization called the Smart Cities Council is at the center of many efforts to help cities to make intelligent upgrades so that they can earn the honor, and the title, of becoming a “Smart City.”

The Department of Transportation hosted a Twitter chat on Monday under the hashtag #OpenDOT to get opinions on the agency’s open data policies.

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Not enough transit providers are taking advantage of Intelligent Transportation Systems, according to a Government Accountability Office study. “Most small urban and rural transit providers are not using other ITS technologies—such as automatic passenger counters or electronic fare payment—due to the cost of the technologies or because there is no perceived need,” the study said.

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