Smart Communities

Chair: Brad Freeze, Nashville DOT, Nashville, TN, USA
Vice Chair: Greg Kreuger, HNTB, Jacksonville, FL

ITE Smart Communities Mission

In January of 2016 ITE’s International Board of Direction identified Smart Communities as a priority initiative goal and created the ITE Smart Communities Task Force (SCoTF). ITE’s goal is to be a champion for a people-based approach that uses new and emerging technologies, such as the Internet-of-things, big data, and automated and connected vehicles as enablers to support livable, prosperous communities that provide opportunities for all citizens. Former ITE International President Shawn Leight has urged ITE to proactively influence and shape the trajectory of smart communities rather than merely reacting, encapsulating the organization's proactive stance towards this transformative endeavor.

Quick BitesITE members are invited to join the Smart Communities community on ITE Community (member login required).

The ITE Smart Communities Task Force is developing a series of informational one-pagers on Smart Communities topics, called Quick Bites. These will be published on this page, though the ITE Spotlite newsletter, and on ITE Community as they become available.

Planning for Smart Communities

Smart Communities Data


Role of SC in Operations

If you have questions or would like more information on the ITE Smart Communities initiative, please contact ITE Smart Communities Task Force (SCoTF) at



Columbus Smart Communities Challenge
The City of Columbus proposed a comprehensive, integrated plan addressing challenges in residential, commercial, freight, and downtown districts using a number of new technologies, including connected infrastructure, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, an integrated data platform, autonomous vehicles, and more. Columbus plans to work closely with residents, community and business leaders, and technical experts to implement their plan. They have committed to collaborate with Austin, Denver, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Portland, and San Francisco to share best practices to help other cities across America replicate their successes. Public roll-out of the various Smart Columbus pilot projects will begin in 2017. To learn more, visit the Smart Columbus homepage.



USDOT Columbus Smart Community Challenge

Case study of Smart Community in Columbus

Case study of Smart Community in Madison

International case study of Smart Community in Ho ChI Minh City, Vietnam,

Current rulemakings and RFI’s related to CV and AV

FY24 Smart Stage 1 NOFO Social Media Kit 

SMART FY24 Stage 1 NOFO Promotion

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