Columbus, Ohio Wins Smart Cities Challenge

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Columbus, Ohio, beat six other finalist cities for $50 million in federal and private funding in the USDOT Smart Cities Challenge. The challenge was launched in December 2015 by USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx, and Vulcan President and COO Barbara Bennett as a competition for cities to reshape their transportation systems by reimagining how people and goods move throughout cities.

Watch Foxx announce the winner of the challenge by clicking here, and read The Columbus Dispatch’s discussion of what’s next for the city. And FutureStructure writes that with these resources, Columbus could become a model city, testing new technology and innovations for the benefit of all other cities.

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