The newly-passed stimulus bill has slated $500 billion for shovel-ready construction projects throughout the country. Contractors are chomping at the bit for their share, and this includes tech companies like Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems.
That’s right - in recent years technology has been used increasingly in the building of bridges and roadways in the US, helping to make transportation more safe and efficient. What role will technology play in stimulus construction? Business Week senior writer Steve Hamm joins us to talk about “smart infrastructure.”
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