Why Columbus won the DOT Smart Cities Challenge2

Ohio’s capital city, Columbus, is rumored to have won the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Smart City Challenge, receiving $40 million from the DOT, and $10M from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. — along with another $90 million pledged by private sector partners to change the mobility landscape of the city. “This funding is a game changer for the City of Columbus and central Ohio,” Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said on his website earlier today, possibly slipping the news a bit early. “I’m glad the Department of Transportation recognized what so many of us already know – Columbus is a smart city that deserves to win this challenge.” A… Read More

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