In an effort to revitalize the commercial district of the City of College Park, GA, the municipality created events and incentives to drive foot traffic along Main Street. These efforts were ultimately successful, but increased traffic led to increased trash and overflowing waste receptacles. College Park’s need for clean streets was coupled with a desire to create efficiencies around resource management. In addition to increasing the density of trash receptacles, the city turned to Comcast to install its MachineQ Gateway and smart sensors that alert the municipality when trash bins are at 60% - 70% capacity. These sensors have allowed the city to efficiently and effectively manage trash collection.

For College Park to achieve its goal of becoming a smart city, we must begin to take a more progressive approach to how we operate and manage our services.
Michael Hicks
College Park Chief Information Office

Additionally, the City of College Park is looking towards long-term initiatives that will incorporate smart technology into other areas of resource management, including parking, traffic signals, pedestrian counters, and self-service devices.

“For College Park to achieve its goal of becoming a smart city, we must begin to take a more progressive approach to how we operate and manage our services,” said College Park Chief Information Officer Michael Hicks. The municipality believes that by installing this technology, they can scale up to 500,000 devices over the next decade which will better enable it to meet the needs of its growing community of businesses, residents, and visitors. “Clearly, having this technology at our disposal will be a game-changer for College Park in the future,” said Mr. Hicks.

Jason Gumbs, Comcast’s Regional SVP, applauds College Park’s vision, adding “as the city explores additional options where technology can improve the user experience, Comcast will partner closely with College Park to deliver those advance solutions.”