“Integrated, first-of-its-kind smart transportation systems that use data, applications, and technology to help people and goods move more quickly, cheaply, and efficiently.” - USDOT on Smart Cities
In May 2020, CDTC released the Municipal Smart City Street Light Conversion & Evolving Technology Guidebook. This was the first project funded through CDTC's Smart Communities program.
Smart Communities Plans & Studies
- Municipal Smart City Street Light Conversion & Evolving Technology Guidebook
- Saratoga Springs Smart City Roadmap
- City of Schenectady 2017 Smart City Report
- Municipal EV Planning and Policy Guidance
- Capital District Smart Communities (updated: 6-2018)
- Draft Environment & Technology White Paper
- Draft Glossary of Terms & Abbreviations
- Draft Environment & Technology White Paper (updated 12-17-2019)
- Draft Environment & Technology White Paper (updated 1-10-2020)
- Final Draft Environment & Technology White Paper (updated 1-28-2020)
White Paper Appendices (updated 1-7-2020)
Smart Communities Toolbox Project
CDTC's New Visions 2050 commits to building a 21st Century transportation system. This means the strategic deployment of technology or innovative solutions to address congestion, safety, mobility, and fiscal sustainability of maintaining the region’s network of roads, bridges, transit facilities, trails, sidewalks, and other transportation infrastructure. The Smart Communities Toolbox will serve as a guide for implementing Smart City projects in the Capital Region. It will identify common interests and opportunities in the region for introducing technology.
Capital Region Smart Communities Toolbox REI (project scope)
Meetings & Notes
March 14, 2018
May 9, 2018
June 13, 2018
What is the Task Force?
CDTC launched a Smart Communities Task Force in 2018 to begin exploring how the Capital District can leverage emerging technologies to improve mobility and foster sustainability with the goal of increasing interest in these concepts among cities, towns, and villages, as well as users of the region's transportation system. The Task Force will meet as needed and will develop a regional "roadmap," which should:
- Regional vision for technology and transportation.
- Identify technology needs of the transportation network.
- Identify project investment priorities and funding strategies.
- Identify private sector, university, and public agency partners and define their roles.
The roadmap will also include a vision for what an Autonomous Vehicle (AV)-Ready region should look like and propose policies for achieving the vision.
To join the CDTC Smart Communities Task force email firstname.lastname@example.org.