Transportation Department aims to develop wireless apps

The Obama administration is planning to invest $100 million for the Transportation Department to develop wireless apps, InformationWeek reports.

According to a recent request for information, the department's Wireless Innovation for Transportation initiative is seeking to develop applications and services to expand availability of broadband wireless in underserved areas.

The department also wants to develop more transportation-specific apps, including ones to improve safety inspections and real-time reporting.

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