It’s been two years since the city of Columbus, OH won the US Department of Transportation’s (DoT) Smart City Challenge and officials are still in the midst of making their smart city dreams come true.
The DoT win in June 2016 came with $40 million in federal funding. City officials were able to combine an array of public-private partnerships to help leverage the DoT grant and $10 million from Vulcan Inc. into a current $510 million of funding. The purpose of the funding is to turn Columbus into a smart transportation hub.
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Written by Teena Maddox.
Originally published July 3, 2018.