Smart Cities Collaborative Tackles Transit Issues

Pittsburgh — one of the 22 cities selected — will be talking about some of the lessons learned from piloting new technologies to make the transportation system more equitable, more efficient, more sustainable, and safer, according to Keyva Clark, a communications spokeswoman for Pittsburgh. “We’re hoping to work with our other cohort cities to build market power and set a shared vision for mobility in the cities of the future,” said Clark in an email.

Some of those pilots include adaptive traffic signals and smart streetlights, projects that the city undertook with Metro21: Smart Cities Institute, a research arm of Carnegie Mellon University.

“In terms of new projects, we’d like to talk to other cities using new technologies to do pre-construction evaluation, simulation, and post-construction measurement to get a better sense of how physical improvements we make — intersection improvements, signal timings, etc. — will benefit all users of the roadway,” said Clark.