Pittsburgh pitches comprehensive proposal for $50 million transportation grant

The Smart City Challenge announced in December “brought together all of the stakeholders” to develop one unified proposal. For example, Carnegie Mellon University has been working on linking vehicle sensors to traffic signals to improve traffic flow; the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne Light Co. are developing the microgrid for self-sustaining neighborhoods; and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is working with developers of the former LTV site in Hazelwood to establish a transportation system linking Oakland and Hazelwood while reducing chronic flooding in the neighborhoods.