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WFB (Bus), Anyone? T‑Mobile Turns Red Rose Transit Buses into Free Wi‑Fi Hubs for Lancaster, PA Riders

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What’s the news: Free mobile Wi-Fi service from T-Mobile is now available on Red Rose Transit buses in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Why it matters:  Delivering free mobile Wi-Fi- access on city buses makes Lancaster a more connected city, improving the commuter experience for thousands of riders and it will help make Lancaster a more connected city

Who it’s for:  Everyone who rides Red Rose Transit Authority

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What’s the news: Free mobile Wi-Fi service from T-Mobile is now available on Red Rose Transit buses in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Why it matters:  Delivering free mobile Wi-Fi- access on city buses makes Lancaster a more connected city, improving the commuter experience for thousands of riders and it will help make Lancaster a more connected city

Who it’s for:  Everyone who rides Red Rose Transit Authority

Black & Veatch Joins Hydrogen Council, Reflecting Commitment to Hydrogen as a Zero-Carbon Solution

Global engineering leader joins CEO-led initiative that aims to make hydrogen a core component of a zero-carbon global economy
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Reflecting its ongoing commitment to global decarbonization and further advancing efforts to create a more balanced energy portfolio, Black & Veatch announces that it has joined the Hydrogen Council, “a global initiative of leading energy, transport and industry companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.”

New Era of Games Embraced as Updated Paris 2024 Venue Concept Approved

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Following seven months of stakeholder engagement, an updated venue masterplan for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 was approved by the Paris 2024 Board of Directors today. This decision was made following approval by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) at its meeting on 7 December 2020.

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Following seven months of stakeholder engagement, an updated venue masterplan for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 was approved by the Paris 2024 Board of Directors today. This decision was made following approval by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) at its meeting on 7 December 2020.

Cambium Carbon and the Arbor Day Foundation Pilot “Reforestation Hubs” in Four U.S. Cities

Innovative public-private partnerships will catalyze urban wood utilization and carbon capture
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LINCOLN, Neb., January 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Cambium Carbon, in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, today announced the pilot launch of “Reforestation Hubs,” an innovative model geared toward improving resource efficiency and carbon capture at the municipal level.  Reforestation Hubs will engage local businesses, residents, and policymakers to close the loop on urban wood waste, upcycling removed trees and developing new revenue to support tree planting and main

Bipartisan Group of U.S. Governors Show Vital Leadership on Regional Agreement to Modernize Transportation System

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BOSTON, December 22, 2020 /3BL Media / - Leaders from four jurisdictions announced today a groundbreaking, bipartisan agreement to reduce vehicle pollution, improve air quality and modernize state transportation systems. 

Tree City USA: Celebrating the Importance of Urban Tree Canopies

With the Benefits of Strong and Sustainable Urban Forestry Programs, Communities Can Thrive.
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The Tree City USA program has strengthened and sustained urban forests across the country thanks to support of Foundation members and partners. From the Gulf of Alaska to the Gulf Coast, nearly 155 million Americans are living in Tree City USA towns and cities that pay particular attention to tree planting, management, and care.

A Perspective on a Future Ready City: San Antonio

WSP USA’s San Antonio office leader explores how the Texas city is becoming a model for forward-thinking, equitable approaches to modern infrastructure challenges.
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The essence of being Future Ready™ is a commitment to forward thinking in a city’s approach to planning and implementing programs and projects. Solutions must satisfy today’s demands but be adaptable for tomorrow’s needs and serve multiple objectives.

Equally as important, for a city to be Future Ready it must have “historical awareness” and leadership that acknowledges past failures and adapts practices as needed to progress the community.

Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerate Event - Mayors Panel Announced

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Register today for Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerate 2020 where we’ll explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons that can make the Smart Connected Cities and Connected Spaces a reality.

Learn and hear from city leaders, the ecosystem, and solution providers on the latest technological advancements and deployments in a variety of smart connected spaces.

Join us for this virtual event on Wednesday, December 9, from 9am – 12pm PT or 7pm – 10pm PT, kicking off with a fireside chat with President Cristiano Amon.

Join Qualcomm's Virtual Smart Cities Accelerate 2020 on Wednesday, December 9

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This year, we’re looking forward to bringing the ecosystem together again — virtually — at Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerate 2020. Join us Wednesday, December 9, at 9:00 a.m. PT, kicking off with an opening keynote with President Cristiano Amon. We’ll explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons that can make the Smart Connected Cities and Connected Spaces a reality. Register now and we’ll keep you updated with the full agenda and further details.

“Ask the Expert” Q&A With CTIA's Michelle James on Their New Smart Cities Playbook

The Qualcomm Developer Network goes deeper into Smart Cities and asks an expert.
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In our Qualcomm Developer Network blog post, Developers Helping Smart Cities Be Smarter, we looked at some of the technology challenges cities are facing, and strategies on how developers could get involved.

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