Henry Hillman Remembered for Intellectual Curiosity, Moving Pittsburgh into Future

Among Hillman’s interests was harnessing technology to improve Pittsburgh’s competitiveness with other cities, Roger said. A recent example was his investment in Traffic 21, a research institute at Carnegie Mellon University that aims to use new technology to improve transportation and traffic flows. The institute installed smart signals that adjust to traffic in real time and have reduced traffic backups by 25 percent at Baum Boulevard and Center Avenue and at Penn Circle, Roger said.