The data collected from a city’s smart transportation network often impacts more than just transportation operators. A fire crew racing to an apartment blaze will want to know about a blocking accident so they can take an alternate route. Likewise, long waits at a city ferry terminal may be something the communications office needs to know in real time so they can alert the traveling public.

Additional resources

This section offers real-world examples of how Smart Cities Council Partners are collaborating with cities to evaluate and deploy transportation technologies designed to enhance livability, workability and sustainability.


The goal of the Readiness Guide is to help you make two key decisions: 1) where you want to end up and 2) where you should start. This section suggests the targets at which you should aim.

What smart transportation networks can do and why smart cities need them

There are many reasons why cities are investing heavily in transportation improvements. But it's not simply a matter of meeting the demands of growing populations. Smart transportation networks contribute to economic growth and resilience, reduce environmental impacts, enhance the traveling public's safety and keep our cities connected and livable.

How Lake Nona, FL, delivered gigabit for all

Thu, 2018-04-26 13:27 -- SCC Staff

While the U.S. trails many other countries in broadband speeds, Lake Nona, FL, has managed to deliver gigabit to every home and business. This case study, prepared by the Council's City Networks Task Force, explains how they used dense network architecture and smart homes and buildings to provide it.