Rubicon Global announced that the city of Montgomery, Ala., has selected Rubicon to formally implement a smart city solution to help improve residential and commercial waste and recycling services for its more than 200,000 citizens.
The city of Montgomery piloted the RUBICONSmartCity platform for six months in 2018 and is now choosing to move the program forward by awarding a three-year contract to Rubicon Global, a technology company that powers a digital marketplace, provides a suite of software as a service products for waste, recycling and smart city solutions and collects and analyzes data for businesses and governments worldwide.
The RUBICONSmartCity platform includes a smartphone-based mobile app, a plug-in device and a web-based portal. The technology allows the city of Montgomery’s Solid Waste Department to track key metrics including service confirmations, missed pickups and issues at the curb, as well as vehicle usage and maintenance information, leading to more efficient operations and ultimately improved service for its customers and citizens. Rubicon’s technology will be installed across the city’s entire waste and recycling fleet, numbering more than 60 vehicles.
“The RUBICONSmartCity platform helps cities of all sizes leverage data to make smarter decisions about waste, recycling and city operations, leading to improvements in sustainability and quality of life that map to an overall mission to end waste,” said Michael Allegretti, chief strategy officer for Rubicon Global, in a statement. “Piloting RUBICONSmartCity, the city of Montgomery was able to view and analyze data that is helping the city improve customer service and shape future policy decisions. We are thrilled that the city of Montgomery decided to award Rubicon this smart city contract, and we look forward to a fantastic partnership in the coming years.”
Through its partnership with Rubicon Global and the deployment of RUBICONSmartCity, the city of Montgomery earned a coveted Smart 50 Award, an awards program that annually recognizes the 50 most transformative smart city projects around the world.
“Not only are we saving staff time and taxpayer dollars with Rubicon, but this is an essential part of our overall smart city strategy since it ensures our sanitation and fleet organizations are working smarter, not harder, to enhance our residential and commercial services,” said Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange in a statement. “It is another investment that will pay dividends for future growth and development by affecting overall quality of life in the Capital of Dreams.”
RUBICONSmartCity has been rolled out in more than 30 cities across the U.S., including Atlanta; Columbus, Ga.; Fort Collins, Colo.; Irving, Texas; Montgomery, Ala.; Norfolk, Va.; Philadelphia; Santa Fe, N.M.; Spokane, Wash.; Tyler, Texas; and West Memphis, Ark.