Got traffic? CMU launches Smart Mobility Challenge to solve transportation problems throughout the region

Sponsored by CMU’s Traffic21 research institute and the Mobility21 center, the challenge calls on municipalities throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania to submit transportation issues affecting their communities. Chosen candidates will receive up to $300,000 in public funding and be paired with faculty and student researchers able to find creative solutions.

“A lot of the discussion nationally and even internationally has been on smart cities,” says Traffic21 executive director Stan Caldwell. “That’s going really well in Pittsburgh, but we also want to demonstrate that a lot of this technology can have positive impacts in other areas.”