Moreno Valley is bordered by hilly terrain, freeways and a military air base. These presented complex challenges for the city as it pursued a community-wide camera system to improve public safety. The municipality partnered with Hitachi and numerous public and private entities to build an innovative, effective and very popular video ecosystem. Moreno Valley now delivers better traffic flow through city intersections, faster and more accurate emergency response, and greater situational awareness at the scene.
Just as taxicabs are ubiquitous on New York City streets, ferries in the harbor and rivers are integral to getting people where they need to go. NY Waterway is the fastest and easiest mode of transportation to and from Manhattan. Beforethe area bridges were constructed, ferries were the only way to get on and off the island. In 1986, Arthur Imperatore and his family launched their ferry service with the first NY Waterway boat. Since then, NY Waterway has carried more than 200 million passengers and is operated by Port Imperial Ferry Company and Billybey Ferry Company.
President Obama made improving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in the U.S. a focal point of his administration. Behind his call to action, the President earmarked over $400 million in his 2014 budget request to Congress to be put toward STEM programs. The President also called on the business community to join him in promoting STEM education initiatives that would lead to more resources for teachers and more engagement among students. Hitachi answered the call.