Carnegie Mellon University wants to bring its top-tier transportation innovation and research to municipalities in Western Pennsylvania.
The university’s Traffic21 Institute announced the Smart Mobility Challenge on Thursday, making up to $300,000 available to CMU faculty and students to pilot transportation projects in select communities. Municipal leaders can use an online form to explain why their community would be a good place for a pilot program. CMU will then match the communities with researchers who will work together on developing a project. Those projects will be presented and two to four will receive funding, according the university’s website about the challenge.
Municipalities in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland counties are eligible.