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Wishing You Safe Travel to Your Destination: Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your family safe travel to your destination during this Thanksgiving weekend.  According to AAA, 42.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more during the holiday weekend (Wednesday – Sunday) although the average distance that people intend to travel is 110 miles less than last year.   Thanksgiving air travel is expected to increase with approximately 3.4 million travelers expected to fly to their destination.  Sixty percent of travelers say the economy will have no impact on their travel plans.  Over 900,000 people expect to travel via other modes including bus, trains, and watercraft. 

Many communities are working on strategies to improve the safety and security of cities and transportation systems.  

Watch this Discovery Channel video and see how video technologies are helping make travel safer in New York City.   The integrated Traffic Management Center (TMC) integrates city-wide video feeds for increased situational awareness,  mobile emergency response, and collaborative incident communications.

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City of Baltimore: Benefits of Secure Cities and Smart+Connected Community approach

City of Baltimore: Benefits of Secure Cities and Smart+Connected Community approach

The City of Baltimore is a remarkable example of a successful project demonstrating the clear benefits of a Smart+Connected community approach for government agencies worldwide.

The City of Baltimore deployed an integrated video sharing platform that allowed 20 city, state, federal and private agencies to easily and quickly communicate, collaborate and share resources to enhance overall city-wide operations for public safety and transportation during the Baltimore Grand Prix event, and helped manage responses during Hurricane Irene, and the recent earthquake in Baltimore.

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