Behind the Scenes: Smart City Challenge Finalists

Increasing mobility options for a growing population; reducing the number of vehicle related deaths and accidents; and reconnecting marginalized neighborhoods separated by transportation infrastructure. These are just a few of the rather daunting transportation challenges of our time. How can cities hope to solve these issues? U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Foxx believes the answers are collaboration and innovation.

With less than one month until the announcement of the winner of the Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, cities of all sizes are considering how new technology like self-driving cars and connected vehicles will change how people of all levels of income live their lives.