Birmingham leaders discuss how to use tech grant


Leaders from around the Birmingham area met to discuss how to use money from a technology and data grant designed to help improve quality of life in the area.

Birmingham received a Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant. It was among four cities and the Commonwealth of Virginia to receive the money. It’s all about using technology and data to make life better for people who live in the area. Birmingham joined forces with Hoover, Jefferson County, UAB and The Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority in applying for it.

Leaders already using it for projects that include smart street lighting, bus rapid transit and community Wi-Fi in certain areas. The discussed those and ideas for how to use it in other ways today at the Birmingham Crossplex.

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