Vanderbilt Hosts NSF's Smart & Connected Communities Transportation Meeting, Emphasizing Community Collaboration

Principal Investigators from around the country recently attended the national Smart and Connected Communities PI meeting held at Vanderbilt that highlighted how the university is collaborating in the use of smart transportation technology to meet community needs.

Nashville Mayor Freddie O’Connell addresses attendees.

The PI meetings, which are held annually by the National Science Foundation, have traditionally been in Washington, D.C. But Vanderbilt researchers who helped organize the meeting here said the university was chosen to host the event Feb. 27-29 partly because of its nationally recognized work with community partners like Metro Nashville and the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Agency.

Vanderbilt is also the lead institution for the Smart and Connected Communities Virtual Organization that helps manage various aspects of the SCC program.

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