On January 19, 2016, Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) and the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) co-sponsored Learn about US DOT’s $40 million Smart Cities Challenge netconference. 

The US Department of Transportation announced a $40 million ‘Smart Cities’ competition. This competition presents a tremendous opportunity for ACT members, public and private, to get engaged. During the presentation, ACT Government Affairs Director Jason Pavluchuk provided valuable information on the program including:

• Background on the program,

• Who is eligible to participate,

• Timing of the program, and;

• How ACT Members, both public and private, can get involved.

From DOT website: “To show what is possible when communities use technology to connect transportation assets into an interactive network, the Smart City Challenge will concentrate federal resources into one medium-sized city, selected through a nationwide competition. Funding of up to $40 million in funding will go to one mid-sized city that puts forward bold, data-driven ideas to improve lives by making transportation safer, easier, and more reliable.”

View Recording   (Please note: audio starts at about 3:45 minutes into the recording).  Download copy of pdf slides. After viewing, we hope you will take a few minutes to provide feedback by completing the evaluation.