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Category: Board of Directors


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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Changing of the Guard

Each and All, I have had the privilege of standing before y’all for years, sharing how proud I am to be a part of the GRIDSMART team and how proud I’ve been to be able to bring GRIDSMART products and principles into our customers’ communities and lives. You may have...

The Endgame on Data Use in Transportation

About 12 years ago, I experienced one of my favorite career failures. I was serving as a Counsel for the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. Senate committee staff write proposed new laws (bills) and try to convince stakeholders (other Senate staff, constituent citizens...

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