Addressing Secretary Foxx, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf ends her cover letter for the City’s response to the US Dept. of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge by writing that Oakland stands “ready to build the partnerships and policies to enable shared, connected and autonomous vehicles, and to harness the revolutions in data, communications and transportation technology. If you have any questions, please contact me or Matt Nichols, my Policy Director for Transportation and Infrastructure at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your leadership and consideration of Oakland’s Smart and Equitable City Vision. I look forward to seeing you again soon.”
USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
The City's final submission documents can be found here.
Dear Smart Oakland project team and supporters everywhere,
Smart Oakland and its draft Oakland+ response to the DOT's Smart City Challenge have received their first letter of support. Here's the link to the folder where we will post all of our letters as they come in.
Visualizing the Smart Oakland Vision Narrative
I have a previous commitment that will keep me busy from now until about 6pm this evening, so my ability to work on the draft will be very brief and sporadic today.
To date, we have had over 3,600 page views of the Smart Oakland blog and we expect many more in the next week! Your ideas and comments have been a driving force in Oakland's open, crowdsourced response to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge. Thank you Oakland and others pulling for Oakland everywhere! With one week to go before proposals must be submitted, the Smart Oakland project team is shifting gears. Beginning tonight, Thursday, January 28, you are still invited to submit ideas and information, but the team may not be able to respond or address them until after the February 4th deadline.
Based on the enthusiastic reception and feedback of a number of schools and teachers of our special invitation to Oakland youth to help their city see its way to 2045, we have decided to extend the date for submissions of student projects to April 1, 2016.