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Denver leaders seek $50M 'Smart City' prize for transportation innovation

Denver Business Journal

More than 20 Denver-area civic and business leaders, local and state officials gathered Thursday to pitch the metro region as the nation’s first "Smart City" for transportation. They're hoping to win $50 million in federal and private resources by demonstrating that Denver and the region can integrate new technologies — including self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into the transportation network. The money is the prize behind the “Smart City Challenge Grant” competition…