Cobb Commute wins top innovation award

The Georgia Technology Authority has awarded Cobb Commute top honors in Georgia’s 2016 Technology Innovation Showcase.

Started a year ago, the web-based application is a collaborative effort between Cobb Department of Transportation and the Cobb Information Services Department, offering real-time traffic conditions for local commuters.

“Cobb Commute is a prime example of how digital media can be used to enable citizens to access information and services that make their lives easier,” said Sharon Stanley, director of Cobb County Information Services, in a news release.

“Expanded web and mobile access to key county services will enrich residents’ interaction with Cobb Government and support transparency,” she added.

A total of 18 projects from 12 state and local government agencies were nominated for the 2016 showcase.

Each nominated project was evaluated according to its level of innovation in addressing a specific business problem, improvement of business processes and operating efficiency, financial savings or cost avoidance and enhancement of service delivery to customers.