Columbus, OH Named First U.S. "Smart City"

June 23, 2016
Columbus, OH Named First U.S. "Smart City"

Winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation's first Smart City Challenge, the city of Columbus, OH was awarded a $50M grant "to become the country’s first city to fully integrate innovative technologies—self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors—into their transportation network." Lauded by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx for a creative and comprehensive proposal that addressed implications from infant mortality and access to health care, to improving employment rates and access to work, the city collaborated with the Columbus Partnership— a membership organization with CEOs from leading businesses and organizations in the city —to make the winning case for Columbus.

Read more about plans for #SmartColumbus here.

Watch the #SmartColumbus winning pitch video here.

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