Pittsburgh Selected To Nerd Out On Transportation With 22 Other Smart Cities

On Thursday, Pittsburgh was one of 10 new cities chosen to join the Smart Cities Collaborative, part of the nonprofit group Transportation For America…

In Pittsburgh, officials are trying to ensure that any project really addresses the city’s core transportation needs, said Alex Pazuchanics with the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure.

“Because while the tech is exciting, it all comes back to how human beings in our cities experience the transportation network,” he said.

The collaborative’s participating cities are expected to have a workable project or policy within a year.

Pazuchancis said Pittsburgh hopes to work on its data standards: how the department shares information before and after a project to look at how well it worked, and why.