U.S. Department of Transportation and Columbus Hold Smart City Challenge Kick Off Meeting

COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The City of Columbus wrapped up a two-day kick-off with the United States Department of Transportation, representatives from federal, state and city government, philanthropy, universities, NGO’s and the private sector on Tuesday. These parties are united around the single goal of solving Columbus’ transportation challenges using technology and innovation. This meeting comes on the heels of receiving the U.S. DOT’s fully executed Smart City Challenge Demonstration Cooperative Agreement on August 30. This agreement authorizes the City to begin planning and implementing its “SmartColumbus” vision for the $40 million grant.


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