18 Feb 2022 Blog

NoTraffic Joins ITS Arizona in Supporting Great Young Minds

NoTraffic’s very own Justin Effinger, Senior Traffic Engineer joins the judging panel for the ITS Arizona Award in Arizona’s Future City Competition

Future City Competition logo

Through our strong partnership with ITS Arizona Justin took up the invitation to represent NoTraffic on this year’s judge’s line-up of volunteer engineers and teachers. The Future City Competition program was designed to introduce students to the world of engineering concepts through practical applications of math and science. The 2021- 2022 theme was ‘A Waste-Free Future’ and saw teams design a waste-free city using the principles of a circular economy. For this award, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students were asked to imagine, research, design and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue.

Each of the teams completed essays, project plans, a presentation video, and a scale model. After reviewing all the submissions, the winning team was ‘Seattle’.

“It was an extremely hard competition to judge, and I was amazed by all of the hard work and ideas that were submitted. Overall, the future vision from these kids was incredibly impressive and they are next generation engineers, for sure! I wish programs like this had been available to me when I was their age.” Justin Effinger – Senior Traffic Engineer

A huge well done to ‘Seattle’ on their impressive win and NoTraffic would also like to say congratulations and good luck to the overall winning team ‘Alovera’, who will go on to represent Arizona at the national competition!

Last October, NoTraffic partnered with the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada on their 5G Case Competition with Rogers, the largest telco in Canada. Justin Effinger served as a mentor and a judge, shortlisted teams and helped pick a winner for the coveted title of Best Future Transportation System.

To learn more about NoTraffic and meet our engineers please reach out to the team to schedule an introductory call: meet.us@notraffic.tech

Justin Effinger