Carnegie Mellon Awards $400,000 in Inaugural Smart Mobility Challenge

CMU’s Traffic21 Institute and its Mobility21 National University Transportation Center announced the winners of the Smart Mobility Challenge last week.  

“We are thrilled to receive such a robust response from forward-thinking municipal leaders,” said Ramayya Krishnan, dean of Heinz College, which houses the Traffic21 Institute. “This speaks to the mobility challenges faced by our communities, the willingness of municipalities to tackle them directly and the potential of deploying technological solutions grown right in our own backyard,” Krishnan said.

Five faculty teams from CMU will work with Bethel Park, Cranberry, Dormont, Greensburg, Neshannock, McKees Rocks, Millvale and Mt. Lebanon. The challenge received 26 submissions spanning eight counties in Western Pennsylvania. The Traffic21 and Mobility21 institutes decided to kick in another $100,000 to the competition after it saw how vital the projects would be to the areas that submitted them.