Connected Vehicles and Smart Transportation (CVST) is an ORF funded university-industry-government partnership. The goal of the CVST project is to build a flexible and open application platform that integrates advanced wireless and sensor communications with mobile computing techniques in a cloud-based infrastructure. This platform can be used to create pervasive smart management applications to improve the safety and efficiency of public transportation. To this end, CVST builds a sophisticated data processing middleware to account for one of the major challenges in ITS systems, data mining to assist smart applications. The CVST platform is also intended to support novel applications that assist users with their travel decision-making.