On September 14, 2017, the Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST team partnered with Atlanta Information Management to host the North Avenue Smart Corridor ribbon cutting ceremony. In attendance were Mayor Kasim Reed; First Lady Sarah-Elizabeth Reed; City of Atlanta Chief Operating Officer Dan Gordon; Georgia Tech President “Bud” Peterson; Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry; Jamestown CEO Matt Bronfman; and City Council Members Alex Wan, C.T. Martin, Andre Dickens, Caesar Mitchell, and Kwanza Hall. Partners from AT&T, Together for Safer Roads, Jamestown Properties and many more also attended to show their support.
One year ago, the Mayor’s “right hand for infrastructure projects” and Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST General Manager, Faye DiMassimo, challenged the team and their partners to plan, coordinate and execute a ribbon cutting ceremony from ground zero. The event went off without a hitch, with autonomous vehicle demonstrations from Transdev and Tesla and an inside look into driver-less technology with Atlanta-based Wheego Electric Cars, Inc.
The City of Atlanta will connect traffic signals, emergency vehicles and school zone safety flashers using smart city technology developed by Applied Information. The smartphone app, TravelSafely, can be used to connect vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and intersections to improve safety and mobility. The deployment of this program also includes the Glance Smart City Supervisory platform that allows cities to manage all their traffic and ITS assets on one web-based application. Click here for project details on the North Avenue Smart Corridor.
(*Photos by Aldrick Williams)