Regional Collaboration and Technology Models for City Government

Oct 25, 2017

Session Description

Boston and Cambridge are embarking on bringing the two cities together to serve residents on a regional basis through several strategies: sharing data on ridership and bus stop locations, first and last mile needs, technology platforms for ‘smart bus stops’, real-time traffic and transit, disability access and more. What are the main challenges ahead? Where can new projects like these garner enough support, meet the real needs of residents across jurisdictions and pay for these new initiatives?

 

Speakers

Moderator: Jim Aloisi, Principal, Trimount Consulting

Joe AielloChair, MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board

David Block-Schachter, Chief Technology Officer, MBTA

Joseph Barr, Director of Traffic, Parking & Transportation, City of Cambridge

Discussion

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1 Comment

  1. Great concepts for the residents, but the big challenge is always ‘WIIFM’ (what’s in it for me) for the cities and their investment. How will cities monetize this (or not jeopardize ticketing revenue streams)? Was involved in a groundbreaking project with city of LA a few years ago through Xerox PARC related to smart parking meters and the city administration killed it after learning it would jeopardize their $10MM in parking tickets per month by making it simpler for residents to find valid/available parking!

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