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Category: POLICYSMART


POLICYSMART 57: Thankful for New Innovative Procurement Processes! with Kirk Talbott, CIO of MARTA

New and improved technologies are cropping up all over the world, including in the transportation industry. The speed of innovation has been felt by city engineers, planners, and policymakers as they work hard to meet the demands of their residents.   How can tech’s need to move fast work with the government’s responsibility to protect […]

POLICYSMART 56: Planning for Consumer Goods Delivery in an Autonomous City with Allan Rutter, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

As more and more people move back into dense urban areas, demand for autonomous vehicles is inevitable. Whether you’ve thought about it or not, AV does affect logistics and consumer goods delivery. City planners must think quickly about how to manage this emergent technology to ensure utopian convenience doesn’t create a dystopian nightmare. On this episode, […]

POLICYSMART 55: Boo! It’s Congress! Capitol Hill’s Impact on Your Ability to Innovate – An INTERSECT19 Special with John Roberti, VP of Gov’t Relations & Strategy of Cubic Corporation

Policy actions from Capitol Hill touch local jurisdictions throughout the country, especially when it comes too funding. What kind of impact does DC have on your ability to innovate and your bottomline? On this final INTERSECT19 edition of POLICYSMART, John Roberti, VP of Government Relations and Strategy at Cubic Corporation, speaks with us about his […]

POLICYSMART 54: Texas-Sized Connected Mobility – An INTERSECT19 Special with Greg Winfree, Director of Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Once upon a time, transportation was about building roads and filling potholes. Like everything else in this world, however, it’s now influenced by technology. On this fourth INTERSECT19 edition of POLICYSMART, we speak with Greg Winfree, Director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) about connected vehicles in Texas. Texas doesn’t do anything small…and that […]

POLICYSMART 53: MaaS 101 – An INTERSECT19 Special with Crissy Ditmore, Cubic Transportation Systems

We’re wrapping up Day 3 of INTERSECT19 with Crissy Ditmore, Director of Strategy for Cubic Transportation Systems, and some policy talk on mobility as a service (MaaS)! What exactly is MaaS? What does it involve and who does it serve? It’s not a product…and it involves many different parties. Still don’t know? Don’t worry—tune into […]

POLICYSMART 52: ITS Needs a Message Makeover – An INTERSECT19 Special with Krishna Desai, Cubic Transportation Systems

The transportation industry does a great job of talking to each other. However, it doesn’t do such a great job of talking to people outside of the industry. Why does it need to be good at both? Krishna Desai, the Global Marketing Manager for Cubic Transportation Systems, shares with POLICYSMART why it’s so critical for […]

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GRIDSMART Releases Version 19.12

Dear Valued Partners, Earlier this month, we shared a preview of GRIDSMART System Software Version 19.12 in a webinar that many of you attended. We're happy to share that 19.12 is now in general release and available for download. We encourage you to update all of...

How to Get Reimbursed for INTERSECT

Registration for INTERSECT is open, and we hope to see you all for this exciting event happening October 20-22, 2020, in Knoxville, TN. But did you know INTERSECT attendees typically receive funding from their agency or organization to attend the event? It's...

The New INTERSECT Experience

Five years ago, we launched INTERSECT, a new way for transportation professionals to learn and grow at GRIDSMART Headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. INTERSECT’s mission is to train and educate technicians, engineers, and transportation leaders. This conference has...

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RETURNING 2021

After much deliberation, and with much remorse, GRIDSMART has decided to cancel INTERSECT this year. The safety of our employees, distributors and customers is of utmost importance.