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Written by Charles Chieppo.
In a sense, Columbus wasn’t really the only winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, although Ohio’s capital did beat out 77 other cities last month to take the $40 million prize. Municipal officials across the country are likely to have a lot to learn from what happens in Columbus going forward, and it’s very possible that the lessons won’t just be about transportation. They might also be learning about how to eliminate barriers to economic growth and leverage local assets.
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Originally published July 5, 2016.