Lima To Become Ohio’s First New ‘Smart City’

map of Lima Ohio

The State of Ohio has been awarded a multi-year smart transportation grant by the Spectrum internet company and the nonprofit organization US Ignite. The state’s first smart transportation initiative is going to be located in Lima, Ohio.

Thirty-five trains run through downtown Lima every day. David Berger, the Mayor of Lima, said at a presentation on Tuesday that this leads to traffic congestion in the city.

“Things can be tied up here for, not just minutes, but long periods of time,” Berger says. “Impacting commerce, impacting the ability for fire trucks to be able to get across town, ambulances to be able to respond to needs.”

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Story excerpt provided by WOSU.

Originally published January 27, 2021.

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