Strange: Leaner, faster, stronger — Building a better community through Montgomery’s smart city efforts

Improving infrastructure is another big component of Open Data Montgomery and the broader Smart City push. Most recently, Montgomery partnered with RoadBotics, a civic technology startup, to collect even more data we will use to prioritize road repair and construction. Another partner, Rubicon, is piloting a project imbuing IoT sensibilities into our sanitation service through an app that tracks route times, collection data and any other issues needed to be addressed along the routes. The technology is especially helpful in anticipating residents’ needs. Every garbage truck is now a “mobile data center” and another set of eyes and ears for City Hall to discover issues facing neighborhoods throughout the community. Public Safety and MPD are also embracing technology; using it to fight crime and protect our residents. Several new techniques will roll out in coming weeks, while the MPD GIS Map offers a glimpse into daily crime and code enforcement.