Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First.
Written by Tom Knox.
Columbus will soon have $140 million from the public and private sectors to kick-start an initiative to improve mobility in U.S. communities.
The victory in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge is a coup for the city, which beat out six others to win $40 million from the federal government and $10 million from Vulcan Inc., which was founded by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen.
Central Ohio businesses and public organizations pledged to nearly double what the government and Allen’s company are devoting to the effort, putting $90 million toward the Smart Cities initiative.
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Originally published June 21, 2016.