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$50 Million Offered To Best Forward-Thinking City

A downtown mass transit "corridor" where city leaders once planned a streetcar line is at the center of Providence's bid for $50 million in a contest to find the "most forward-thinking city" in the United States. Seventy-seven cities around the country, including Rhode Island's capital, entered this year's Smart City Challenge, a U.S. Department of Transportation competition to find the best example of how "advanced data and intelligent transportation systems ... can be used to reduce congestion, keep travelers safe, protect the environment, respond to climate change, connect under-served communities and support economic vitality."

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