Boston ponders app to ease traffic
What’s the best way to fix Boston’s bad traffic? How about an app? That’s what six IBM engineers worked on for three weeks this month in City Hall as part of IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge, which awarded Boston and 32 other global cities each with $400,000 in technical know-how. The program helps cities find innovative answers to tough problems. Mayor Thomas M. Menino tasked IBM with two challenges: spot and undo congestion and slash greenhouse gas emissions.