Dublin Congratulates Columbus – Smart City Finalist
The City of Dublin congratulates the City of Columbus on being named a Top Seven Finalist in the United States Department of Transportation’s Smart Cities Challenge! Seventy-eight cities across the country competed for this honor. The winning city, which will be announced in June, will be awarded up to $40 million from the federal government to implement bold, data-driven ideas that make transportation safer, easier and more reliable.
The City of Dublin is a proud supporter of this #SmartColumbUS pursuit. Dublin has been working closely with many project partners – including The Ohio State University, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and Union County, among many others – to explore how the US 33 Corridor might be a test corridor for autonomous – driverless – vehicles. Our project unites Honda of America, Mfg., the Transportation Research Center, Union County, Marysville, the Metro Data Center and OSU. This is just one example of how we are working to continue to attract the high-paid knowledge “creative class” workforce and the forward-thinking, high tech businesses that support them. Being a part of the Columbus Smart Cities initiative supports that goal.
When the City of Columbus “wins”, Dublin wins. It is all about being a smart, well-connected region – so please join us in applauding the City of Columbus on this great news!
News Date: March 12, 2016
Columbus Named as One of the Top Seven in “Smart Cities Challenge”
The City of Columbus has been named one of the top seven finalists among medium-sized cities from across the country in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Smart Cities Challenge.” The other cities in the top seven are Austin, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Denver, Portland and Kansas City.
The first of its kind competition seeks to create an innovative, fully-integrated model city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods are transported in the future. If chosen as the winner of the “Smart Cities Challenge,” Columbus would become the nation’s epicenter of advanced vehicle and transportation infrastructure research and development.