23 Jun '16, 4pm

Congratulations to Columbus, Ohio for winning the #SmartCityChallenge:

Congratulations to Columbus, Ohio for winning the #SmartCityChallenge:

COLUMBUS, OHIO — The City of Columbus beat out six other finalists to win the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Smarty City Challenge and will now receive $50 million in grant funding from the feds and Vulcan Inc. to develop the region into the nation’s proving ground for intelligent transportation systems, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Columbus’ application included a transit pass payment system that could be used for multiple forms of transportation, including Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) and app-based car services, which could help those who don’t have credit cards or bank accounts. Kiosks could be built to reload transit cards, or the city could use a smartphone app as a universal payment system. Several other transportation innovations on the city’s application included an autonomous vehicle test fleet at Easton Town Center that would pick up pa...

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