IBM to present traffic recommendations Friday
BATON ROUGE - A team of IBM researchers who have been studying Baton Rouge's transportation needs will make their final recommendations to the city-parish this Friday.
The Smarter Cities Challenge Team spent the last three weeks in Baton Rouge talking to traffic engineers, commuters, and others to assess local transportation needs and find solutions.
Baton Rouge was one of four cities selected to receive an IBM Smart Cities Challenge grant. The program sends experts into communities to do free consultations for some of the most critical issues those cities face.
After IBM presents their recommendations, they will follow up a few weeks later with a more detailed plan to implement their solutions.
The presentation to Mayor-President Kip Holden and other community leaders will take place at 10 a.m. Friday in the Metro Council Chamber.