Challenge Details

Transform Your Intersections

Who Should Apply?

Cities, counties, and other public agencies that own or operate traffic signals.

Application Process Now Open

The Smart Cities Challenge will have two rounds: a semifinal round and a final round. After you submit the short-form application, we may contact you to clarify responses.

Round Application Deadline Decision
Semifinal Round Short Online Form October 18, 2019 November 1, 2019
Final Round Final Application February 28, 2020 March 27, 2020

Semifinal Round

  • Application - Short Online Form
  • Deadline - October 18,2019
  • Decision - November 1, 2019

Final Round

  • Application - Final Application
  • Deadline - February 28, 2020
  • Decision - March 27, 2020

Submitting Your Application



You may begin your online application now, and you can continue to edit and add to your information before you submit your completed application.


Award Decisions

Award decisions will be sent by email on the decision date by 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Decision Process

We’re looking to work with a forward-thinking team of thought leaders eager to improve their community.

The following are some of our selection criteria:

  • Composition and passion of your team
  • A well-articulated vision for transforming intersections
  • Accomplishments to date that support your vision
  • A significant challenge to solve
  • A realistic proposed solution
  • Ability to deploy a solution
  • A desired outcome of the trial

Prize Details


As a grand prize, Parsons and our partners will deploy a 1-year free trial of our best collaboratively developed solutions. You’ll have the option to continue with the services or remove them at the end of the trial, and we’ll discuss the details with you regarding this decision. Should you opt to remove the services, decommissioning costs are included as part of the overall prize.

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