What is SmartPGH doing for Pittsburgh?
We’re using progressive technology to improve the lives of everyone in every community.
The SmartPGH Consortium
Leaders from the community, government, academia and businesses are working together to facilitate and share innovations for SmartPGH initiatives.
Mobility Optimization Along Smart Spines
We’ve been using technology developed at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to reduce emissions and decrease traffic since 2012. Now we’re focused on expanding that effort to include the most heavily traveled roads in Pittsburgh—Smart Spines—to make them safer.
SmartPGH will enable the conversion of almost 40,000 streetlights to LED technology. The lights will also be equipped with sensors, resulting in energy savings and increased safety and mobility.
Autonomous Shuttle Network
Pittsburgh has long been a leader in connected automation technology, using sensors and communication systems to support self-driving safety and performance. We’ll be demonstrating the safe operation of autonomous electric vehicles (EV) shuttles as part of SmartPGH.
The SmartPGH Data Utility
Many public and private sector organizations collect data. The SmartPGH Data Utility offers a platform and a process framework to collectively make decisions, recognize economies of scale, and create standards of interoperability regarding the transmission of data.
The City of Pittsburgh aims to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. This aggressive goal will require changes in traffic management and a willingness to move away from fossil fuels. The ‘Electric Avenue’ project includes the purchase of a new electric vehicle (EV) fleet.
Mobility Through Technology
The City and SmartPGH Consortium members will embark on three pilots related to populations with specific and unique transportation needs. These pilots will demonstrate the intersectionality of Smart City technology with healthcare and human services.
Workforce Development Pipeline
In Pittsburgh, 95,000 workers are employed in the advanced technology industry. This number will continue to grow so SmartPGH is investing in education and job training to prepare residents for jobs in this sector.
The SmartPGH Community Census
The SmartPGH Community Census engages residents in designing and implementing a 21st Century transportation system in Pittsburgh. We will gather data from residents in neighborhoods close to planned projects to shape them and measure their success.