Story excerpt provided by Smart Cities Dive.
Written by Jackie Snow.
Last year, 78 midsize cities applied to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) inaugural Smart City Challenge to develop projects for an “integrated, first-of-its-kind smart transportation system that would use data, applications, and technology to help people and goods move more quickly, cheaply, and efficiently.”
Columbus’s 32-page application won the day (Smart Columbus). The city received a $40 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation and another $10 million from Vulcan, a company focused on philanthropy started by investor Paul Allen. The city signed agreements with the DOT in August and Vulcan in April.
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Originally published July 27, 2017.