Route 50 Navigator Award Finalists: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Team

Pittsburgh’s prioritization of emerging technologies, while trying to make them accessible to everyone, has helped defined Mayor Bill Peduto’s two-plus-year tenure in office.

Although the city, which was a finalist in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, ultimately lost its bid to Columbus, Ohio, the Peduto’s administration has been pressing forward with an impressive policy agenda to improve mobility options across all areas of the city.

“We want to be able to reconnect the neighborhoods,” Peduto toldRoute Fifty in June. “It’s not so much about simply transportation mobility, as it is about social mobility.”