iOS GRIDSMART App Is Live

We are excited to announce the new iOS GRIDSMART® app is live in the app store! Use GRIDSMART for iOS to view your intersections and sites, including live images, phases, and zones when you are connected. This app will connect to GRIDSMART Firmware 6.0 and later, as well as all versions since Firmware 4.0. Click here to access the app.

Due to a complete re-architecting, the new GRIDSMART app will require you to re-enter sites you already had connected with the old “GridSmart® for iOS” app. Once you’ve done this, you can delete the old app from your device. We apologize for this inconvenience.

GRIDSMART Welcomes Will Overstreet as Director of Product Management

Overstreet

We are excited to welcome Will Overstreet to GRIDSMART as Director of Product Management.

“Will has been added to the GRIDSMART team to serve a vital role of managing product life cycles at GRIDSMART,” said Bill Malkes, Founder and CEO of GRIDSMART. “He will be responsible for making sure everything we do, from sales calls, to order taking, to product delivery, to R&D, meets our principles of Simple, Flexible, and Transparent.”

Will comes to GRIDSMART with a strong entrepreneurial background focused on technology. In 2007, Will founded Voices Heard Media, a leader in multi-platform user engagement tools. The company’s Engagement Engine technology platform powers a suite of embeddable applications that spark engagement and build communities on clients’ sites and across mobile and social platforms. Clients include Fox Sports, AOL, The Huffington Post, HGTV, Food Network, the Washington Wizards, numerous television stations and more.

Will graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship and a Master’s degree from the College of Business Administration.

Morton Collins Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Morton Collins, Managing Partner of Battelle Ventures, L.P, who was a Series A investor in GRIDSMART, was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Collins was cited for accomplishments as a builder and manager of technology-based companies and as an adviser to government and universities. The 80 new U.S. members will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 9.

“The entire GRIDSMART team would like to congratulate Mort on this impressive accomplishment,” said Bill Malkes, Founder and CEO of GRIDSMART. “Election to the National Academy of Engineering showcases the contributions Mort has made to the field of engineering. We are proud to have such a distinguished engineer as part of the GRIDSMART family.”

After completing his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of Delaware in 1958, Collins earned master’s and doctoral degrees at Princeton University. He is currently managing partner at Battelle Ventures LLC, in Ewing, New Jersey. Collins has demonstrated major successes in the fields of life sciences, electronic materials, communications and software.

In 1968, Collins founded Data Science Ventures (DSV), a pioneering venture-capital firm, and for 30 years he was a managing partner in four DSV partnerships that specialized in early-stage financing of high-technology companies. In 1997, he became a special limited partner of Cardinal Partners, the successor to the DSV series of partnerships.

Collins chaired President Ronald Reagan’s Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and he served as technology policy adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He has served on the New Jersey Governor’s Commission on Science and Technology and the New Jersey Governor’s Superconductivity Roundtable, and he is a member of the Research Roundtable of the National Academy of Sciences.

Collins has generously given both his time and money to his alma mater over the years. For nearly 30 years, he has been a member of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Advisory Council, serving as chair from 1984-2010. He also serves as a member of the President’s Leadership Council.

Collins supports first-year graduate student fellowships in the College of Engineering and endeavors like the Class of 1958 Scholarship and the renovations to Colburn Lab. In recognition of his many achievements, Collins was awarded the 1989 University of Delaware Medal of Distinction.

 

USDOT Requests Applications for $800 Million New FASTLANE Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that it is now soliciting applications for the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grant program.  The FASTLANE program is a new program in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to fund critical freight and highway projects across the country.  The FAST Act authorizes $800 million in funding for the FASTLANE program for fiscal year 2016, with 25 percent reserved for rural projects, and 10 percent for smaller projects.

“Our nation needs a strong multimodal freight system to both compete in the global economy and meet the needs of consumers and industry,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.  “We now have an opportunity to fund high-impact projects that address key challenges affecting the movement of people and freight.”

The FASTLANE grant program provides funding for projects of national or regional significance.  FASTLANE grants provide dedicated funding for projects that address major issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges.  For the first time in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s 50-year history, the program establishes broad, multiyear eligibilities for freight infrastructure, including intermodal projects.

FASTLANE grants, authorized by the FAST Act’s Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (NSFHP) program, will fund small and large projects, based on project size, that meet statutory requirements.  Large projects (equal to the lesser of $100 million or a certain specified statutory percentage of the project state’s FY 2015 apportionment) are eligible for a minimum award of $25 million.  Small projects, which consist of projects below the minimum large project size threshold, are eligible for a minimum award of $5 million.

The NSFHP program is authorized at $4.5 billion through 2020.  Applications for FY 2016 are due on April 14, 2016. The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is available HERE.

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GRIDSMART Is Hiring An Outside Sales Representative

GRIDSMART is hiring an Outside Sales (Business Development) Representative to cover the Rocky Mountain Region, including Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, and Iowa.

The Outside Sales Representative is responsible for selling GRIDSMART through the achievement of sales quotas. The Outside Sales Representative will reach his or her business targets through effective management of designated territories and physical visits to customer sites. This individual will also develop ongoing, profitable relationships with customers and continually maintain a professional image of the company. Integrity, passion, and in-person presentational skills are essential for this role.

For a complete job description, please contact Michelle Grossholz at michelle.grossholz@gridsmart.com.