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14 cities join Transportation for America’s Smart Cities Collaborative

23 Jan 2020 | Posted by | 2 Comments |


The roster for the Smart Cities Collaborative is set. Last December we announced the three cities that will be implementing pilot programs in this year’s Collaborative; today we’re unveiling the remaining 14 cities and agencies that will join this peer learning effort on curb management.

Transportation for America is thrilled to announce that 14 cities and municipal agencies are joining its Smart Cities Collaborative. Now in its third cohort, the Collaborative is a year-long program for public sector transportation leaders to share their experiences with new mobility technologies and develop best practices to ensure that these services improve city life.

The 14 cities and agencies joining the Collaborative today are diverse in size, geography, income, and jurisdiction. What they have in common is a commitment to reaping the benefits of new transportation technologies for residents equitably, safely, and sustainably.

Building on the work of past smart cities cohorts, T4America will work with three previously announced pilot cities (Bellevue, WA; Boston, MA; and Minneapolis, MN) to put theory into practice by implementing pilot projects in curbside management. Each pilot will serve as another opportunity for each of the 14 peer city participants to learn more about implementing pilots and managing new mobility services.

Also new to this year’s Collaborative is a steering committee made up of former Collaborative members and national leaders in implementing smart mobility projects and programs who will help shape the program. The steering committee includes members from Minneapolis, MN; Oakland, CA; Centennial, CO; Seattle, WA; and Washington, DC. Steering committee member Warren Logan, the Policy Director of Mobility and Interagency Relations at Oakland Mayor’s Office, said of the Collaborative, “The diversity of cities—blue, red, big, small, coastal, southern, Midwestern—results in a wealth of information and an incredible alumni network. It’s amazing to be able to call up someone from another city, talk about the problem you’re experiencing for 30 minutes, and then solve it, right there.”

The 14 cities and agencies are:

  • City of Ann Arbor (MI)
  • City of Birmingham, Department of Transportation (AL)
  • City of Boulder (CO)
  • City of Gainesville (FL)
  • Mobile GR, City of Grand Rapids (MI)
  • City of Gresham, Urban Design & Planning Department (OR)
  • Los Angeles Department of Transportation (CA)
  • City of Madison (WI)
  • Portland Bureau of Transportation (OR)
  • Metro (OR)
  • District Department of Transportation (DC)
  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (CA)
  • City of West Palm Beach (FL)
  • City of West Sacramento, Capital Projects & Transportation (CA)

2 Comments

  1. Meta W. Eatman

    2 years ago

    Outstanding Accomplishment for this GREAT city!!!!!!
    Renouncing the problems we had within our bus transportation, removing the curse of racism, and moving forward to building wealth for our citizens and businesses in more creative and innovative ways (bike, scooter etc.) Just making it work and moving forward meeting the needs of all!!!!

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