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Transforming Transportation with Contra Costa Transportation Authority

By Randy Iwasaki, Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority As our hyper-connected world continues to advance in all areas of mobility — from the solo traveler seeking an on-demand bicycle to the autonomous shuttle — it is more critical than ever that transportation planners, policymakers, and builders be poised to respond to evolving transportation systems. Strategy […]

Improvements to Highway 4 Bottleneck Completed

Contra Costa County, Calif., Transportation Authority Executive Director Randy Iwasaki talks about the six year, $1.3 billion plan to improve Highway 4’s reputation as a bottleneck. Iwasaki serves on the GRIDSMART Board of Directors. Originally appeared in California Patch Improvements hoped to turn around state Highway 4’s reputation as a bottleneck to the growing eastern […]

Forward Momentum: What’s Next in Smart Transportation

Contra Costa County, Calif., Transportation Authority Executive Director Randy Iwasaki talks about the agency piloting first-of-their kind technologies that could signal what’s on the smart transportation horizon. Iwasaki serves on the GRIDSMART Board of Directors. Originally appeared in Government Technology BY NOELLE KNELL / JUNE 2, 2016 Randy Iwasaki, executive director, Contra Costa County, Calif., […]

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Cubic’s NextCity Creates User Centric Experience

Back in 2011, we created our vision for the future of transportation, which we called NextCity™. At that time, I wasn’t aware of the phrase ‘MaaS,’ nor was I familiar with Uber or Lyft; dockless scooters weren’t a thing, and driverless cars were just for the movies....

Pop-up LTE Communications: Making Rural Roads Safer

Some 60 percent of fatal car accidents occur on rural roads and there is a role for pop-up LTE communications, drones, and geofencing in managing the safety of road networks in remote areas.   Despite some of the lowest road casualty rates in the world, road safety...

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Today’s world depends more on technology than ever before, and the demand for smart cities is real. Imagine living in a city where roads communicate with your vehicle and vice versa. You wouldn’t find yourself stuck at long red lights anymore because your car would...

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