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IBM experts will study regional transportation issues

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A team of IBM experts will study Baton Rouge's regional transportation needs and make recommendations about to how to resolve present and future problems.

Baton Rouge is one of four U.S. cities selected to receive IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge grants that send teams of experts to provide free consulting on issues chosen by local officials.

The team will spend three weeks on the ground gathering and analyzing data and meeting with Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden and other city and government officials as well as community representatives. Aferwards, they will present recommendations and a detailed written plan.

"This will help us use our resources most efficiently, working with some of the best minds in the world," Mayor Holden said.

The team will meet on Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. at City Hall. For more information on the program, click here 

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