Florida’s data-driven intelligent transit

Last month, the Federal Highway Administration awarded FDOT, MetroPlan Orlando and the University of Central Florida an $11.9 million grant to support development of intelligent transportation systems that target road safety for the region. According to FDOT’s grant application, central Florida has one of the highest frequencies of pedestrian crashes and ranks among the country’s top 40 most congested areas.
SunStore will help fuel three smart city projects: PedSafe, a pedestrian and bicycle collision avoidance system; SmartCommunity, which will leverage existing ridesharing and car-sharing apps to offer residents access to cars when required; and GreenWay, which will manage more than 1,000 traffic signals and connect to data in SunStore to support real-time operation through a regional decision support system.