Smart Columbus’s plans to solve transportation challenges through technology

Columbus is a well-known test market and the fastest-growing city in the Midwest; since winning the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge in 2016 (see our June 21, 2016 blog post), it has also become “the place where innovative transportation technologies are tested,” statescoop.com reports. Smart Columbus, “a regional smart-city initiative” co-led by the city and Columbus Partnership, “has facilitated testing of intelligent transportation services, new mobility service models and new behaviors” to solve transportation challenges, according to the article. The Smart Circuit program, Ohio’s first self-driving shuttle, began with a deployment in the Scioto Mile area; Smart Columbus will apply research from that deployment to a new route designed to provide transportation solutions for Linden residents to have better access to fresh food, childcare, and other community resources. For more, read the full article.

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