$300B

($300B) We believe that environmentalists, smart city supporters and mass transit professionals will be supportive of our program to invest over $171B into public private partnership like those proposed in Hamilton County and the state of Ohio that fix our high speed rail problems while address urban inter-modal transit needs based on the plans of FAU Columbus with the ODOT and the Columbus U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Team and $115B that the Transportation Department estimated for the backlog in repairs for bridges that are rated structurally deficient or functionally obsolete American bridges and $14B for state highways


We believe that environmentalists, smart city supporters and mass transit professionals will be supportive of our program to invest over $171B into public private partnership like those proposed in Hamilton County and the state of Ohio that fix our high speed rail problems while address urban inter-modal transit needs based on the plans of FAU Columbus with the ODOT and the Columbus U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Team


WHAT IS THE SMART CITY CHALLENGE?

The Smart City Challenge is a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to encourage mid-size cities to create innovative solutions for the future of urban mobility.  The grant includes $40 million from the USDOT and another $10 million from Vulcan, Inc. to incorporate electric vehicle structure.

Vulcan Inc. is a company founded in 1986 by investor and philanthropist Paul Allen. The company oversees various business and charitable projects including real estate holdings, investments in companies,


Columbus was selected as the winner of the $40 million Smart Cities grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation in June 2016. In addition, Vulcan Inc. has contributed another $10 million to incorporate electric vehicle infrastructure.

#SMARTCOLUMBUS IS THE TAG LINE USED we are adding #SMARTBLACKCOLUMBUS

The #SmartColumbus vision is built on five pillars:

ACCESS TO JOBS
Transportation isn’t just getting people from point A to B. It’s the central way for moving citizens up the ladders of success. Smart Columbus proposes autonomous vehicle deployment to address first mile/last mile challenges from the Easton Transit Center to Easton employers.

We will also provide enhanced traveler information, broadband connectivity, and build smart intersections along the new CMAX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor from Polaris to Downtown.

SMART LOGISTICS
We will build on our strength as a global logistics hub by optimizing the movement and delivery of freight through real time traffic, weather, and routing data for trucks.

CONNECTED VISITORS
Visitors to the Columbus Region provide an overall economic impact of $8.7 billion and support over 71,000 jobs. Consistent feedback we receive from visitors is about transit and parking. We are working with Experience Columbus to provide real-time event, transit, traffic, and parking information to visitors and residents.

CONNECTED CITIZENS
Implementing a smart pass will enable all citizens to have access and be able pay for all the transportation options in our city with a smartphone or pass.

#SmartColumbus is an important component of the City’s CelebrateOne effort to address infant mortality. Mothers not accessing pre-natal care and the challenging social and economic conditions that exist in these neighborhoods are key contributors to infant mortality. #SmartColumbus will improve access to pre-natal care and provide the ladders of opportunity to our residents to address the challenging the social and economic conditions in their community.

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION

#SmartColumbus will make investments, programs, and creative incentives for energy efficiency, transportation electrification, and greenhouse gas reduction that is environmentally and financially sustainable.

Columbus will begin to electrify its light duty vehicle fleet and work with Columbus businesses to do the same.

We will build more public charging stations to reduce range anxiety and accommodate those households without garages/ability to charge at home and encourage businesses to build more as well for their employees


#SMARTBLACKCINCINNATI is to be our actions to create innovative solutions for the future of urban mobility in the Nati as a example for thenation through the Greater Cincinnati Community Reinvestment Coalition’s


and $115B that the Transportation Department estimated for the backlog in repairs for bridges that are rated structurally deficient or functionally obsolete American bridges and $14B for state highways