New York State taps C2SMART for smart transportation insight



The New York State Department of Transportation selected C2SMART, a multi-university research center led by the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, to advance some of the state’s Intelligent Transportation Systems initiatives.

Under terms of the four-year, $7.5 million agreement, C2SMART will work with the state to conduct joint research, planning, and implementation of projects. Together, they will study and position New York State to take advantage of the innovations taking place in the transportation field and plan for how these challenges to transportation systems can be accommodated.

C2SMART — which stands for Connected Cities for Smart Mobility towards Accessible and Resilient Transportation — is a United States Department of Transportation Tier I University Transportation Center focused on emerging transportation technology. Rutgers, the University of Washington, and The City College of New York, and University of Texas at El Paso are also part of the academic consortium.

“We are working with New York State now to determine the first high-value projects to undertake,” said NYU Tandon Professor and C2SMART Director Kaan Ozbay. “We look forward to working with the Department of Transportation’s innovative team to help solve pressing transportation problems, and we are very excited about the prospect of becoming their long-term research partner. The students and faculty of C2SMART proudly undertake New York’s mission of transportation leadership by using our research to develop practical and innovative solutions to mobility.”