and CWRU Partner to Improve Public Transit
February 11, 2019: The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit
Authority (GCRTA) is awarding Cleveland State University
a $500,000 grant to enhance environmental quality and efficiency
in public transit. Professors Stephen Duffy, Nigamanth
Sridhar, and Nick Zingale will be collaborating with
researchers from Case Western Reserve University via the
CWRU/CSU Internet of Things Collaborative (IOTC) on a
project titled, “Implementing On-Board Sensor and Real Time Data
Acquisition Capabilities in Transit Vehicles.”
The project seeks to develop and evaluate on-vehicle sensor
systems focused primarily on rail maintenance and bus emissions.
These systems will be capable of transmitting, archiving and
interpreting data in addition to providing information for
monitoring on-time performance and passenger wait times for
GCRTA’s vehicles. The effort builds on a previous project
conducted by the IOTC that developed a sensor monitoring system
for public vehicles used by the city of Lakewood, OH.
technologies are allowing government agencies to better monitor
and improve numerous services they provide to the public,” Duffy
says. “This project will enhance performance and reduce
emissions for public transit systems within the Cleveland
region, while generating significant data sets that can be
utilized by additional researchers and managers to further
advance operations for the GCRTA.”
Duffy is a
professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering and director of CSU’s University Transportation
Center, Sridhar is a professor of electrical engineering and
computer science and dean of the College of Graduate Studies and
Zingale is an associate professor in the Maxine Goodman Levin
College of Urban Affairs.
The IOT Collaborative was formed by CSU and Case Western Reserve
in 2017 thanks to generous support from the Cleveland
Foundation. It seeks to enhance research, education and
technology transfer related to the Internet of Things, while
also positioning Cleveland as a leader in digital innovation.
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