Oxford City Council, GB creates electric vehicle dynamic purchasing system
Oxford City Council has created the electric vehicle dynamic purchasing system (EV DPS) to provide a reliable, efficient and quick procurement solution to address the key complexities of procuring in this market for all UK public sector organizations to use for free.
Oxford City Council, GB
Syracuse, NY improve snow removal with software
To better respond to residents and provide transparency about snow removal, the city is now using a three-pronged software approach which includes ESRI’s ArcGIS Velocity product paired with Samsara’s cloud-based location technology, which updates the Snow Operations Map with a plow’s location every few seconds. The third vendor is Rubicon, which offers a platform Syracuse uses year-round for management and routing of snow and waste removal vehicle fleets.
Dublin City Council, IE accelerates the potential of drones across Ireland
Dublin City Council launched a multi-pronged effort to identify how local government can utilize drones in areas such as civil defense, emergency response, public safety and environmental monitoring. Led by DCC’s Smart Dublin team, it is establishing a network across multiple government agencies at local and national level to inform policymakers on potential opportunities and best practices emerging around the world.
Dublin City Council, IE
Glendale, AZ uses vehicle telematics technology to streamline garbage collection
The City of Glendale employed telematics software to optimize the day-to-day collection of waste. This technology sped up and streamlined solid waste operations and kept vehicles on the road for only the minimum amount of time possible, which reduces wear and tear, emissions and saves money for the city. In the past, the department issued paper maps to every truck operator. Staffers sometimes drove routes themselves to ensure that drivers didn’t miss any part of their routes.
Fort Lauderdale, FL maintains a smart vehicle fleet with telematics
The City of Fort Lauderdale's Fleet Services department used telematics technology in hundreds of police cars, firetrucks and other city vehicles to significantly reduce fleet downtime, reduce idle time and decrease overall fuel consumption. Rather than relying on drivers to report potential vehicle problems, real-time diagnostic data from their telematics system allowed the city to see engine fault codes and to quickly diagnose maintenance issues.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Saskatoon, SK anticipates transit fleet maintenance needs by using the Preteckt platform
Saskatoon Transit piloted Preteckt on select routes in 2021 in hopes of reducing service disruptions. The AI-powered, cloud-based platform considers vehicle usage, road conditions, and other data in evaluating maintenance needs. Transit technicians turn Preteckt's insights into routine maintenance and repairs before mechanical problems arise. City officials reported no service issues during the pilot thanks to a combination of predictive maintenance and process improvements.
Philadelphia, PA collaborates with SEPTA on AI-powered parking enforcement initiative
Local officials identified blocked bus lanes as obstacles to accessibility for seniors and residents with disabilities. SEPTA tested Hayden AI's enforcement platform on two bus routes over a 70-day period. The pilot's success led city council members to approve an expanded enforcement zone including all streets served by trolleys. Cameras mounted to SEPTA transit vehicles capture street footage for evaluation by the platform, thus supporting improved enforcement efforts.
Essex County Council, GB expands access to active travel options with its Pedal Power initiative
Essex Pedal Power seeks to give out 5,000 free bikes in six neighborhoods with limited transit options by 2025. Eligible participants receive bikes on loan for six months with mileage tracked by See.Sense SUMMIT trackers. Regular use based on tracking data means users can keep their bikes once loans are complete. The program also offers free riding and cycling confidence lessons from experienced instructors along with basic maintenance through local shops.
Essex County Council, GB
Bath & North East Somerset Council, GB simplifies emission-based parking fees with custom solution
The council assesses emissions-based fees at parking lots as part of its clean air efforts. Parking solutions partner Metric Group developed custom software for the automated calculation of these fees. Eighteen machines at eight parking lots pull current emissions data from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency using the patron's registration number. This system offers a user-friendly interface for payments and improves enforcement of council parking rules.
Bath & North East Somerset Council, GB
Santa Monica, CA collaborates with Los Angeles Metro on One Car Challenge pilot
The One Car Challenge seeks 200 Santa Monica households for five weeks of one-car use. Eligible residents are aged 21 or older and live in households with at least two cars. Participants receive $119.80 per week for leaving extra cars at home. Metro provides $50 TAP cards and up to 10 free Metro Bike Share rides per participant during the pilot. Transit officials are working with local leaders to determine the pilot's feasibility for other Los Angeles County communities.
Santa Monica, CA
Henry County, GA charts path on freight infrastructure with Smart Resilience Decision Support Tool
County officials seek sustainable solutions to freight vehicle traffic and warehouse site selection. The digital tool models the impacts of potential infrastructure projects on factors like transport accessibility, social vulnerability, and land-use suitability. County planners and community stakeholders adjust factor importance in search of optimal infrastructure solutions. Henry County received a $92,800 grant from the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge for the tool's development.
Henry County, GA
Coquitlam, BC and UrbanLogiq turn city operations data into tech-based service improvements
Coquitlam selected UrbanLogiq for a two-year pilot through the regional Project Greenlight procurement system. This partnership focuses on gathering and analyzing data in three service areas: Economic Development, Parks, and Transportation. New insights will shape sustainable approaches to business growth, park design, and traffic management. City officials anticipate service improvements aligned with Coquitlam's Environmental Sustainability Plan at the pilot's conclusion.