Smarter Urban Tech Gives Transportation New Data to Leverage

New batches of digital transportation data is helping cities better understand how residents are moving and where improvements to the system are warranted.

Alexandria, Va., is partnering with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to launch a smart intersections pilot, which will take into account pedestrians, cars, cyclists and other users. Five different transportation data tools will be deployed into the study intersections.

The pilot project will serve as “both a product and a process,” explained Josh Schacht, smart mobility program manager in Alexandria…

Data is underpinning smart transportation systems, whether they are intelligent traffic management solutions, digital technology to bring order to the curb or systems to make parking work more efficiently.

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