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Project Playhouse: Building Foundations for our Children from the Ground Up

One of the foundations of INTERSECT is taking time to build character through relationships and service to those less fortunate in the local Knoxville community. We express this through our Day of Service and invite all INTERSECT attendees to participate. This year, we have partnered with Knoxville’s Habitat for Humanity on Project Playhouse. Following our […]

A Day in Next City

By Matt Cole, President at Cubic Transportation Systems and Corporate Senior Vice President at Cubic Corporation If you’ve read one of my articles before, you’ve probably heard me mention NextCity. While Cubic Transportation Systems delivers a wide and varying range of transportation solutions to customers throughout the world, our NextCity vision allows us to neatly sum […]

Engineering a Better Future for Students: Donate Your Time to STEM

Science. Technology. Engineering. Math; or as it’s more commonly called, STEM. It’s our line of work; it’s what we do every day. As these fields continue to evolve, it’s critical to become involved with STEM programs for children, so they learn the benefits of those fields. Recently, Andrew Hall, Principal Software Engineer at GRIDSMART, attended […]

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 and companies, and federal agencies)—to approve of the language so that senators vote […]

Pedestrian Fatalities: What is Going On?

By Wes Guckert, PTP, President, The Traffic Group In recent years, the number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States has grown substantially faster than all other traffic deaths.  According to a 2017 report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the number of pedestrian fatalities increased 27% from 2007 to 2016, while at the […]

Testing the Future

A GRIDSMART team visits Ann Arbor, Michigan, for an opportunity to tour the University of Michigan’s Mcity Test Facility as the GRIDSMART System is installed. The Mcity Test Facility sits on a 30-acre site on U-M’s North Campus and has more than 16 acres of roads and traffic infrastructure, complete with red light intersections, a […]

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