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IBM consultants begin BR transportation study today

4 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Monday, September 29 2014 Sep 29, 2014 September 29, 2014 9:50 AM September 29, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues

BATON ROUGE - Consultants from IBM arrive in Baton Rouge today to begin three weeks of study that will hopefully emerge with solutions to the city's constant issues with transportation.

The panel of experts from the technology giant meet in the Metro Council Chamber with Mayor-President "Kip" Holden and other community leaders from around the City-Parish this morning to get the research project underway.

The study is part of IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge, an initiative by the technology corporation to help 16 cities and regions around the world with their most pressing problems, and Baton Rouge was among the four U.S. cities selected to benefit from the program.

The IBM researchers will spend three weeks in the Capital City, and will emerge with a detailed plan on what steps need to be taken for the city to move forward into an era where traffic, transportation and public transit aren't a daily headache for Baton Rouge residents.

To learn more about the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge, and how it has benefited other cities and regions in previous studies, check out smartercitieschallenge.org.


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