BNMC Drives Smart Infrastructure on Main Street
See what we did there?! Our transportation team is working with the City of Buffalo and other partners to ensure the redevelopment of Main Street along the BNMC integrates smart transportation infrastructure and technology. We received$75,000 in funding from NYSERDA to support this effort, as featured in the Buffalo News recently. The Smart Corridor Plan will focus on opportunities for improving multi-modal traffic efficiency, emissions reduction, access and mobility, and safety by incorporating leading-edge technology such as Internet of Things sensors, artificial intelligence, and streetscape design in the corridor’s transportation system. Design elements and technology improvements to be considered are wireless communications; sensing technologies; dynamic traffic control and crossing signalization; smart parking technologies; transit technologies including real time data and systems coordination; and renewable energy and energy efficiency applications. Specific recommendations and anticipated costs for improvements to the City’s central thoroughfare between Goodell Street and Humboldt Parkway will be included. Stay tuned for more information as we begin the study.