From pavement management to sanitation fleet efficiency, Montgomery is making things happen. The city recently won two separate Smart 50 Awards! In recent years, Montgomery has experienced a renaissance both economically and structurally. In addition to serving as the second largest city in Alabama and the seat of state government, Montgomery is home to a major military installation (Maxwell-Gunter AFB), the USAF Air University, Civil War and Civil Rights historical monuments, and an industrial base that includes Hyundai Motor Manufacturing. From street paving to sanitation, Montgomery strives to provide the best public goods and services it can to the community. It was our pleasure to dig in a little bit deeper on what it means to be a smart community with Savio Dias, IT Manager for the City of Montgomery. Here’s what he had to say:
SD: Last July, we engaged in a pilot program with a private company to scan and analyze a significant portion of our roadways using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.