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Columbus: Smart Cities
« on: May 24, 2016, 01:13:37 PM »
Via the Dispatch:

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Today, at a 4:45 p.m. press conference, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the Columbus Partnership are expected to disclose that as part of the city’s application for the Smart Cities grant, that “$90 million of commitments of matching resources and funds” have been collected, said Alex Fischer, president of the Columbus Partnership, a coalition of business executives from many of central Ohio’s largest employers

I don't think it will happen for Columbus (other finalists are Austin, Denver, KC, Pittsburgh, Portland, and SF) but the city is a finalist nonetheless.  Hopefully the $90m pledged will go towards actual public transit in the city.
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 08:11:08 PM »
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Re: Columbus: Smart Cities Grant
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2016, 08:17:57 PM »
The other cities (except maybe Austin) don't need it nearly as badly as us.

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2016, 11:54:48 AM »
I'm still on the fence about this Smart City Challenge (it seems to be looking at auto-oriented solutions) - but Honda appears to be on-board with the Columbus proposal in the competition:


Columbus' Smart City Challenge bid gets Honda pledge of cars and brainpower
By Dan Eaton, Staff reporter - Columbus Business First
Updated: June 7, 2016, 11:44am EDT


If Columbus wins the Smart City Challenge, it’s going to need some cars.  And Honda Motor Co. is here to help.

The Marysville-based automaker Tuesday announced its “enthusiastic support” for Columbus' Smart City plans.  It isn’t just plaudits: Honda is prepared to supply the city with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for tests and will study autonomous and connected vehicles along Route 33 between Columbus and East Liberty.

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/06/07/smart-city-challenge-bid-gets-honda-pledge-of-cars.html
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Re: Columbus: Smart Cities Grant
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2016, 12:23:20 PM »
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/06/21/Columbus-Smart-City-grant.html

Huge get for Columbus.  $50 million in federal grants plus $90 million pledged if the city won.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2016, 12:57:17 PM »
Very exciting! Especially that we beat out SF, Austin, Portland, Pittsburgh, Denver, and KC!

Looking forward to hearing more details on the plans and their implementation!

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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2016, 02:31:15 PM »
The Washington Post ran this profile about the cities involved the Smart City Challenge on June 9:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/can-a-wonked-out-reality-competition-help-save-the-american-city/2016/06/08/f5f0b3d8-112f-11e6-8967-7ac733c56f12_story.html

In the graphic listing each city's application for the grant, here's how they explained the Columbus grant proposal:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/business/future-of-transportation/

THE PROBLEM
People in poor communities such as Linden have worse access to jobs, doctors and data. They’re being “left out of the great recovery,” the city says. Many don’t have the resources, or even the credit needed, to sign up for Uber or a cheaper iteration of ride-hailing.

BY THE NUMBERS
There are tens of thousands of unfilled jobs that company reps say people aren’t equipped to take. At the same time, tens of thousands of people have been looking for work for at least a year. Infant mortality is three times higher in Linden than in the rest of Franklin County (25.7 per 1,000 vs. 8.5 per 1,000).

THE IDEA
Tackle the inconveniences and impediments of daily travel by tying together neighborhoods and connecting people to higher education and health care, as well as to training and job opportunities.

HOW?
Run an autonomous circulator in one of Ohio’s largest job centers, Easton, which is adjacent to Linden and which proponents say would make access easier for people in both communities. Distribute a smart card and app that cover everything from bus fares to ride and car-sharing services and could be used by those who are dependent on cash. With its mix of blue-collar, white-collar and older workers, and its diversity, firms such as McDonald’s and brands such as Victoria’s Secret have seen Columbus as the “test marketing capital of the world,” the city’s mayor says. Now they want to test-market tricked-out road networks. Their slogan: “Becoming the Silicon Valley of intelligent transportation systems.”

“Some people say, ‘What the heck does infant mortality have to do with transportation?’ I say, ‘Everything.’...That’s a reflection of the quality of life in the neighborhood. Poverty is rampant. Violence is disproportionate.” Fixing those “social determinants of health” depends on having physical access to opportunities. – Columbus mayor Andrew J. Ginther
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2016, 02:44:45 PM »
Columbus beats six other cities to win $50M Smart City Challenge



Columbus has won $140 million in federal and private-sector money to help kickstart new transportation methodology.

The victory in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge is a major coup for the city, which beat out six other cities to win $40 million in federal money and $10 million from Vulcan Inc., a company founded by Microsoft Corp. cofounder Paul Allen, sources say.

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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2016, 03:19:12 PM »


Run an autonomous circulator in one of Ohio’s largest job centers, Easton, which is adjacent to Linden and which proponents say would make access easier for people in both communities.

That's a stretch.
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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2016, 05:26:05 PM »
Could this be used to kickstart a rail system?  Or does it have to be something completely new, like driverless cars?

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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2016, 05:28:08 PM »


Run an autonomous circulator in one of Ohio’s largest job centers, Easton, which is adjacent to Linden and which proponents say would make access easier for people in both communities.

That's a stretch.

People are so bad at Columbus geography in general it's unbelievable.

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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2016, 07:08:55 PM »
Run an autonomous circulator in one of Ohio’s largest job centers, Easton, which is adjacent to Linden and which proponents say would make access easier for people in both communities.

That's a stretch.

People are so bad at Columbus geography in general it's unbelievable.

It was an east coast paper.  I'm amazed they didn't refer to us as the capital city of Iowa!
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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2016, 07:09:15 PM »
Could this be used to kickstart a rail system?  Or does it have to be something completely new, like driverless cars?

It sounds like the latter rather than the former.
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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2016, 08:52:26 PM »
The Washington Post ran this profile about the cities involved the Smart City Challenge on June 9:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/can-a-wonked-out-reality-competition-help-save-the-american-city/2016/06/08/f5f0b3d8-112f-11e6-8967-7ac733c56f12_story.html

Apparently Columbus doesn't have a skyline.  They have a representation of every other city's skyline but Columbus gets, well I'm not sure... an OSU building?  Considering LeVeque was the 5th tallest building in the world when it was built, you'd think it'd hold a little clout... at least more or on par with Austin and Portland's skylines.

Nevertheless. pretty cool Columbus won the grant.  Hopefully it moves us from worst public transportation system out of 30 largest metros to... not worst.

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« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2016, 12:03:55 AM »
Could this be used to kickstart a rail system?  Or does it have to be something completely new, like driverless cars?

It sounds like the latter rather than the former.

It really does, but I truly hope urban mass transit is a part of this project. Autonomous automobiles might be closer than we think, however it won't solve the problem of moving large amounts of people in a dense urban environment in an environmentally-conscientious way. I recall reading that some of this grant money could go to improving and expanding the CMAX, which could lay the groundwork for eventually upgrading to rail. Here's hoping. 

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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2016, 07:34:59 AM »
I wonder about the larger implications of this grant for a state like Ohio. For example there is funding for a moonshot project like this now, while ODOT's funding for transit is less than its grass cutting budget for the side of the roads and Cleveland's RTA is struggling and faced with cutting services. It seems somewhat frustrating on the face of things, but maybe part of the intention is to get Ohio to invest more in transit generally.

Autonomous (I assume this grant is talking about road-based) transit vehicles would certainly help reign in the exploding legacy costs of a transit system 20, 30, 40 years after it's implemented, but I'll believe it when I see it quite frankly.
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« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2016, 08:57:49 AM »
Could this be used to kickstart a rail system?  Or does it have to be something completely new, like driverless cars?

It sounds like the latter rather than the former.

It really does, but I truly hope urban mass transit is a part of this project. Autonomous automobiles might be closer than we think, however it won't solve the problem of moving large amounts of people in a dense urban environment in an environmentally-conscientious way. I recall reading that some of this grant money could go to improving and expanding the CMAX, which could lay the groundwork for eventually upgrading to rail. Here's hoping. 

Thanks for the updates.  It sounded like it was meant to be something along those lines rather than traditional rail transit--I haven't read any of the requirements, but presumably it lays out the type of thing they are thinking about.  Regardless, like you say, if this can somehow to be leveraged to help set up a starter streetcar or light rail line, that would be good. 

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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2016, 09:02:07 AM »
A look at how Columbus-style public-private partnership helped win the Smart Cities grant from Business First:

Public-private partnership propelled Columbus' Smart City win
By Tom Knox, Reporter - Columbus Business First
June 22, 2016, 7:37am EDT


Collaboration between government and the private sector appears to have catapulted Columbus to victory in the competition for $50 million in federal transportatation grants.

The city beat out 77 other cities to win the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, which awards $40 million to a city to kick off new transportation strategies.  Vulcan Inc., a company founded by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, kicked in another $10 million.

That the government and private business joined forces in this competition is apropos for Columbus, which is known for that sort of private/public partnerships.  Indeed, it's what led to Columbus winning the competition, according to several people with knowledge of the process.

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« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2016, 10:13:14 AM »
Single payment 'SmartCard,' smart transit hubs to be rolled out after Smart City Challenge win
By Jeremy Hill, Columbus Business First
Updated: June 23, 2016, 4:58pm EDT


Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx made it official Thursday – Columbus will receive $40 million in federal grant money and $10 million from Vulcan Inc. as result of its Smart City Challenge win.  Ohio businesses and government threw in another $90 million. ... He joined other political and business leaders in the South Linden neighborhood of Columbus.  Mayor Andrew Ginther called the victory a "game changer" for Columbus.

A timeline for the implementation of the proposal isn't clear, but we do know some specifics about what Ginther is planning to do with Linden and other areas of the city. 

The flagship portion of Columbus' winning proposal is an investment that will bring various smart technologies to the the low-income community of South Linden — things like energy-saving streetlights that will dole out free WiFi, and car and bike sharing stations.  A city spokesperson told Business First via email that, as part of the CMAX expansion on Cleveland Avenue, the city will ... develop a single payment "SmartCard" that will serve as payment for COTA buses and car and bike sharing services.  The (grant) money will also go toward creating two "smart transportation hubs" in Linden, the spokesperson said, which will house the following:
  • Car sharing services
  • Bike sharing services
  • A rapid transit bus stop
  • A kiosk that provides free Wifi
  • Devices designed to improve the safety of waiting transit riders and pedestrians crossing the intersection
  • Columbus "SmartCard" vending machines
  • Local art will be featured in the transit stations
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« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2016, 10:13:36 AM »
Also from http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/06/23/single-payment-smartcard-smart-transit-hubs-to-be.html:

"Columbus' proposal also involves a fleet of driverless cars stationed near Easton..."

Hmmm. Driverless cars. What could go wrong with that?

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« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2016, 02:46:34 PM »


Why Columbus Just Won $140 Million to Become the Transportation City of the Future

“Columbus was chosen because it put forward an impressive holistic vision for how all its residents can move better and access opportunity,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in a call today.

http://gizmodo.com/why-columbus-won-140-million-to-become-the-transportat-1782501311

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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2016, 02:51:07 PM »
Also from http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/06/23/single-payment-smartcard-smart-transit-hubs-to-be.html:

"Columbus' proposal also involves a fleet of driverless cars stationed near Easton..."

Hmmm. Driverless cars. What could go wrong with that?



So, this Smart Cities grant$+ is to provide driverless cars for Easton and 'hood neighborhoods in Columbus, Ohio.  I would have thought Columbus would want to create a real public transit system first.  Kiosks, driverless and electric cars, wifi....sounds like political porkbarrel.  Oh wait, it's a big presidential election year.  Which state is crucial to carrying an election?

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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2016, 03:09:56 PM »

Why Columbus Just Won $140 Million to Become the Transportation City of the Future

“Columbus was chosen because it put forward an impressive holistic vision for how all its residents can move better and access opportunity,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in a call today.

http://gizmodo.com/why-columbus-won-140-million-to-become-the-transportat-1782501311

I just saw that gizmodo article.  It also contained the C-Bus pitch video (which I hadn't seen before today).  As I've said before, I'm not 100% on board with this approach.  But techies love this concept.  And that was a slick pitch video:

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« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2016, 06:27:00 PM »
So, this Smart Cities grant$+ is to provide driverless cars for Easton and 'hood neighborhoods in Columbus, Ohio.  I would have thought Columbus would want to create a real public transit system first.  Kiosks, driverless and electric cars, wifi....sounds like political porkbarrel.  Oh wait, it's a big presidential election year.  Which state is crucial to carrying an election?

They can't do both?  You equate wifi, electric vehicles, and autonomous navigation with politics? You are suggesting this grant was given so as to help Clinton get elected?  Do you have support for that statement outside of conjecture?

Personally I was under the impression this initiative was being done as a pilot program to challenge cities to incorporate emerging technologies into their transportation infrastructure in order to increase efficiency and reach. It's a relatively small amount of money in transportation budget terms, but it served its purpose well - by being a catalyst for private funding and a motivating factor for cities to modernize.  If Columbus can use the opportunity to gain critical insight into how the technologies function, they can utilize them in the existing or any proposed transportation systems.  I haven't heard anyone say this will solve transportation in Columbus, simply that it will enhance it.

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« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2016, 06:44:34 PM »
So, this Smart Cities grant$+ is to provide driverless cars for Easton and 'hood neighborhoods in Columbus, Ohio.  I would have thought Columbus would want to create a real public transit system first.  Kiosks, driverless and electric cars, wifi....sounds like political porkbarrel.  Oh wait, it's a big presidential election year.  Which state is crucial to carrying an election?

They can't do both?  You equate wifi, electric vehicles, and autonomous navigation with politics? You are suggesting this grant was given so as to help Clinton get elected?  Do you have support for that statement outside of conjecture?

Personally I was under the impression this initiative was being done as a pilot program to challenge cities to incorporate emerging technologies into their transportation infrastructure in order to increase efficiency and reach. It's a relatively small amount of money in transportation budget terms, but it served its purpose well - by being a catalyst for private funding and a motivating factor for cities to modernize.  If Columbus can use the opportunity to gain critical insight into how the technologies function, they can utilize them in the existing or any proposed transportation systems.  I haven't heard anyone say this will solve transportation in Columbus, simply that it will enhance it.

You're naïve if you completely miss out on the political aspect of this nonsense and other pork barrel baloney, party affiliation aside.

Enhance what transportation system in Columbus?  It barely has a bus system; it just started a bus shuttle to its airport last month. 

Finally the remedy for inner-city job woes: driverless cars to take inner-city residents to jobs because we all know that it's not a lack of skills but lack of transportation to get these folks to those high-paying corporate positions.

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« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2016, 07:14:19 PM »
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You're naïve if you completely miss out on the political aspect of this nonsense and other pork barrel baloney, party affiliation aside.
-Ad hominem / Genetic Fallacy - you discount the action based on the source.

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Enhance what transportation system in Columbus?  It barely has a bus system; it just started a bus shuttle to its airport last month. 
-Hyperbole - and a lacking transportation system is all the more reason to spend money on improving what we have and better positioning the city for future growth

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Finally the remedy for inner-city job woes: driverless cars to take inner-city residents to jobs because we all know that it's not a lack of skills but lack of transportation to get these folks to those high-paying corporate positions.
-Straw man - it has not been stated that this is a remedy for inner city 'woes.'

Everything you said was illogical.
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« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2016, 11:33:00 AM »
Also from http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/06/23/single-payment-smartcard-smart-transit-hubs-to-be.html:

"Columbus' proposal also involves a fleet of driverless cars stationed near Easton..."

Hmmm. Driverless cars. What could go wrong with that?



Just watched this video on youtube...lol. 

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« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2016, 11:05:37 AM »
Specific project info on the Smart Cities Grant keeps coming out in dribs and drabs.  From the Sunday Dispatch:  http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/06/26/columbus-to-get-smart-one-step-at-a-time.html:

"After winning a $50 million competition to become the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City, Columbus is set up to become the national hub for intelligent transportation systems. ... The grants from the federal government and Vulcan Inc. span four years.  Payouts will start in July.  In general, the city should do a lot of heavy lifting in the first three years to implement the ideas laid out in its proposal.  The fourth year largely will be about collecting data and evaluating how the technology is working."

"The city also is working with the Central Ohio Transit Authority on its Cmax bus-rapid transit line along the Cleveland Avenue corridor.  COTA received $38 million from the federal government for the project, which should start running in January 2018.  COTA will be busy with construction of the project in the next 18 months to prepare for that launch, so the city will have to work with the agency to ensure some Smart Columbus upgrades are made. ... Cmax will start initially as a free service in Linden, a key target in the city’s Smart City application."
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« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2016, 01:40:33 PM »
^Not too shocking.  Until there is rail in Columbus, CU will always bring up the fact whenever possible.
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« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2016, 10:01:06 AM »
Well, this is either exciting or discouraging news - depending upon your point-of-view:


Columbus will 'leap-frog' light rail as transportation option after Smart City Challenge win
By Tom Knox, Reporter - Columbus Business First
July 14, 2016, 7:33am EDT


A wave of new transportation technology is coming to Columbus after the city won the federal Smart City Challenge.  The grant money will usher in driverless cars but could end the idea of rail as a mass-transit option.  “The City of Columbus plans to leap-frog fixed rail” by using new modes of transportation, Columbus says in the U.S. Department of Transportation application.

The city last month won a $40 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, besting cities like San Francisco and Portland, Oregon (who already have rail options).  Those cities are also larger and attract far more visitors to their cores.  The fact that Columbus is without rail might actually have helped its case in the smart-city competition, as it is the test case for new transportation methods that could scale to similar cities.

Columbus is the biggest city in the U.S. to not offer rail service – something like light rail, streetcars, monorail – as a mass transportation option.  Occasionally city leaders, like City Council President Zach Klein, murmur about finally figuring out whether the city needs it or not.  Questions surrounding who would pay for rail, how far it traverses and if rail is necessary for a spread-out city like Columbus typically dominate the discussion.  The Smart City application appears to put any hopes of light rail to rest, at least for the next four years of the implementation phase.

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« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2016, 02:36:24 PM »
Not sure how putting in smart cars (which don't even yet exist completely, if I'm not mistaken) in Linden/Easton area suddenly supplants the need for 2m+ people in the metro area to have a better public transit option besides COTA.
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« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2016, 07:09:23 PM »
9 awesome innovations coming to the very first smart city in the US

http://www.techinsider.io/closer-look-at-columbus-ohio-smart-city-2016-7

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  • Smart lighting will provide free WiFi throughout most of Linden, the northeastern part of Columbus, Ohio
  • Sidewalk Labs could provide kiosks to provide transit information about the city's rapid bus service.
  • A mobility app will give people real-time information of different transportation options they can use to get to their destination.
  • Electric, self-driving cars will transport workers around Easton, a large shopping center in Columbus.
  • Truck platooning will help transfer goods more efficiently and serve as a stepping stone to autonomous truck deployment.
  • Residents can pay for all their transportation, from taking a bus to Lyft, on one convenient card called a Smart Pass.
  • An app will let you know where the nearest parking spot is.
  • Columbus will release more electric buses and spur the conversion to electric cars by setting up more charging stations throughout the city.
  • Installing solar panels will help charge electric vehicles at night.
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Re: Columbus: Smart Cities Grant
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2017, 05:10:33 PM »
Smart Columbus Update: More Funding Secured, New “Chief Innovation Officer” to Lead Effort



When Columbus was announced as the winner of the $40 million federal Smart City grant last summer, much was made of the additional $90 million in matching resources that were secured from local corporate and institutional partners.

The city announced last week that it has secured additional commitments, growing the total pot of monetary and in-kind contributions to over $350 million.

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« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2017, 02:39:01 PM »
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« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2017, 03:11:27 PM »
9 awesome innovations coming to the very first smart city in the US

http://www.techinsider.io/closer-look-at-columbus-ohio-smart-city-2016-7

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  • Smart lighting will provide free WiFi throughout most of Linden, the northeastern part of Columbus, Ohio
  • Sidewalk Labs could provide kiosks to provide transit information about the city's rapid bus service.
  • A mobility app will give people real-time information of different transportation options they can use to get to their destination.
  • Electric, self-driving cars will transport workers around Easton, a large shopping center in Columbus.
  • Truck platooning will help transfer goods more efficiently and serve as a stepping stone to autonomous truck deployment.
  • Residents can pay for all their transportation, from taking a bus to Lyft, on one convenient card called a Smart Pass.
  • An app will let you know where the nearest parking spot is.
  • Columbus will release more electric buses and spur the conversion to electric cars by setting up more charging stations throughout the city.
  • Installing solar panels will help charge electric vehicles at night.

Yawn. 

Smart Cities is a Trojan horse.  This is all about Silicon Valley formulating privatization schemes that will send local tax dollars to San Francisco yuppies. 

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« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2017, 04:22:32 PM »
"9. Installing solar panels will help charge electric vehicles at night."

Solar panels work great at night.  :-D

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« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2017, 06:26:45 PM »
^A giant series of gigantic mirrors will be used to reflect the sun from the other side of the earth to the panels in Columbus.

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« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2017, 06:59:56 PM »
"9. Installing solar panels will help charge electric vehicles at night."

Solar panels work great at night.  :-D

They work great during the day to store the energy in order to charge the vehicles at night :-D

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« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2017, 07:07:31 PM »

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« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2017, 02:36:58 AM »
Cities vie to become hubs of self-driving technology

The development of self-driving cars has pitched a handful of cities into a new gold rush, a chance to be at the forefront of a new technology that will give rise to billion-dollar companies and thousands of new jobs.

The stakes are enormous. Last year, Goldman Sachs projected the market for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles would grow from about $3 billion in 2015 to $96 billion in 2025 and $290 billion in 2035.

In some cities, automakers, suppliers and technology companies are clustering to test their self-driving vehicles. In others, governors and mayors are beckoning the industry by changing laws or touting other inducements.

“I think it’s about being a part of the race,” said Alex Fischer, CEO of the Columbus Partnership, a group of top CEOs that helped the Ohio city beat out tech hubs such as Austin, Pittsburgh and San Francisco to win federal grant money through the government's Smart City Challenge.

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« Reply #45 on: August 18, 2017, 05:23:28 PM »
A one year update from CU with an interview with Michael Stevens, Chief Innovation Officer, and Brandi Braun, Assistant Director for the Columbus Department of Public Service.

http://www.columbusunderground.com/what-to-expect-from-smart-columbus-in-year-two-bw1
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« Reply #46 on: December 07, 2017, 06:17:02 PM »
Changes Made to Lineup of Smart Columbus Projects

Changes have been made to the blueprint that has guided the city and its private sector partners since Columbus won the Smart City Challenge in June of 2016.

The original list of 15 Smart Columbus projects funded by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has been revised, with four of the projects being dropped all together, three being consolidated or changed in one way or another, and a new initiative added that’s meant to improve access to reliable transportation for expectant mothers.

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« Reply #47 on: January 11, 2018, 07:14:48 PM »
Study Asks: How Will Driverless Cars Change Downtown Columbus?

The 2016 Smart City Challenge win put Columbus at the forefront of a national conversation about autonomous vehicles, and plenty of people have since weighed in with opinions about what the technology will mean for the future of cities.

A group of City and Regional Planning students at OSU recently studied the issue for a studio class – specifically looking at how Downtown Columbus could be impacted by driverless vehicles – and presented their findings to the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District.

The students took a broad look at the many ways that even a partial transition to the new technology could transform Downtown.

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« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2018, 01:41:47 AM »
Smart City grant: Columbus buys first electric vehicles, adding more charging stations



The Smart Columbus grant has helped the city buy its first batch of electric vehicles and start installing charging stations in a pledge to green its fleet.

City Council in November approved a $2 million lease-to-own deal for 93 electric vehicles that will replace aging cars in the fleet. City income taxes in a fund for fleet vehicles cover $1.7 million, while $273,000 is from the $10 million grant from Vulcan Inc. toward reducing fossil fuel consumption.

Bids are being evaluated for a $700,000 installation of charging stations at three city-owned sites, with $100,000 from the Vulcan grant and the rest from a Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission fund for easing traffic congestion and improving air quality.

“We’re proud to really be leading the way here,” said Brandi Braun, Columbus deputy innovation director and the city's liaison to the public-private Smart City initiative.

“We’re asking other public sector agencies and private sector companies to consider bringing electric vehicles into their fleet.”

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« Reply #49 on: June 29, 2018, 12:46:45 AM »
Smart Columbus Looking at Driverless Shuttle for Downtown

A driverless shuttle bus could be roaming Downtown streets before the end of the year if a new Smart Columbus initiative moves forward as planned.

Mark Patton, Smart Columbus Vice President at the Columbus Partnership, shared the news yesterday during a tour of the about-to-open Smart Columbus Experience Center.

“I think the next thing that we’ll probably work on is…an autonomous vehicle purchase, and we’re working on that with the City of Columbus, the new DriveOhio initiative, and OSU,” he said. “We envision it running on Civic Center Drive, connecting to the new veterans museum and to COSI, and (back to the new experience center)…our goal is to have that running some time in 2018.”

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« Reply #50 on: June 29, 2018, 01:36:22 AM »
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« Reply #51 on: June 29, 2018, 08:31:40 AM »
Smart Columbus Looking at Driverless Shuttle for Downtown

A driverless shuttle bus could be roaming Downtown streets before the end of the year if a new Smart Columbus initiative moves forward as planned.

Mark Patton, Smart Columbus Vice President at the Columbus Partnership, shared the news yesterday during a tour of the about-to-open Smart Columbus Experience Center.

“I think the next thing that we’ll probably work on is…an autonomous vehicle purchase, and we’re working on that with the City of Columbus, the new DriveOhio initiative, and OSU,” he said. “We envision it running on Civic Center Drive, connecting to the new veterans museum and to COSI, and (back to the new experience center)…our goal is to have that running some time in 2018.”

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Oh, no!  This is the Columbus version of public transportation?  This is the future of U.S. transit?  lol...and no one is driving this thing.

How many people fit into this thing?  Given the huge size of Americans today....lol.
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« Reply #52 on: June 29, 2018, 09:26:29 AM »
I get further underwhelmed by Columbus transit every week.
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« Reply #53 on: June 29, 2018, 11:17:36 AM »
I get further underwhelmed by Columbus transit every week.

This shuttle's attraction to Jake and OCD17 is enough reason to be leery of it.  But this seems like a very limited route - linking both sides of the Scioto River and connecting COSI and New Vets with the downtown side.  Definitely not a replacement of the larger C-BUS route that connects German Village - Downtown - Short North.
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« Reply #54 on: June 29, 2018, 11:30:25 AM »
Maybe we'll get that monorail after all

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« Reply #55 on: June 29, 2018, 11:40:28 AM »
Maybe we'll get that monorail after all
To Dayton, via Springfield

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« Reply #56 on: June 29, 2018, 01:54:08 PM »
Why does smart look so dumb?

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« Reply #57 on: June 29, 2018, 02:11:25 PM »
Maybe we'll get that monorail after all
To Dayton, via Springfield
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« Reply #58 on: June 29, 2018, 02:32:06 PM »

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« Reply #59 on: June 30, 2018, 07:05:17 PM »
So three years into this we'll have a 'shuttle' that loops around a single block? They could at least try out a routing that people actually travel, and that can't be walked in 5 minutes

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« Reply #60 on: July 01, 2018, 08:12:03 PM »
So three years into this we'll have a 'shuttle' that loops around a single block? They could at least try out a routing that people actually travel, and that can't be walked in 5 minutes

Hey now!  There's the Smart Columbus Experience Center that opened downtown this weekend.  ;)

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« Reply #61 on: July 03, 2018, 05:45:18 PM »
Driverless shuttles to circuit Scioto Mile, COSI, Vets Memorial this winter in ODOT pilot



Driverless shuttles are expected to start circuiting downtown by December along the Scioto Mile to COSI and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in a joint project of Smart Columbus and Ohio Department of Transportation. After that, they will head to Ohio State University's campus.

Not only a tourist service, the shuttles are a research project.

The Smart Columbus initiative is delaying a plan to provide Easton-area employees a driverless shuttle from COTA's Morse Road transit center because the vehicles on the road today aren't fast enough to safely cross traffic on Morse. The calmer route along the river will provide data on operations and rider experience before deploying an OSU route and searching for a replacement to the Easton route that would help get workers to jobs.

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« Reply #62 on: July 03, 2018, 05:56:22 PM »
Behold the smartness:

ODOT's DriveOhio smart mobility initiative released a request for proposals Tuesday for a company to provide, operate and maintain the vehicles along the Scioto route, starting with a two-month test period in October. Rides would be free to passengers in the first year, but fares could be charged after that, onboard or via an app. A human operator is required to be aboard to explain the technology to passengers and take control of driving if needed.

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« Reply #63 on: July 04, 2018, 06:13:52 PM »



S-M-R-T!

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« Reply #64 on: July 12, 2018, 05:15:29 PM »
Tech Company Taking on Larger Role in Smart Columbus Projects

Pillar Technology, a growing Columbus-based company that has been active in the autonomous vehicle field for years, is now also playing a significant role in the Smart Columbus initiative.

A group of Pillar employees were among the first occupants of the recently-opened Smart Columbus Experience Center. The focus of their work in the new space will be the continued development of the Smart Columbus Operating System, a project that was pitched as the key element of a reorganization of the Smart Columbus portfolio at the end of last year.

Bob Myers, Pillar’s CEO, is a Columbus native who has overseen the company’s growth from a small outpost in Michigan (founded by partner Gary Gentry), into a company that is nearing 400 employees and opening offices all over the country.

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« Reply #65 on: July 26, 2018, 08:48:19 PM »
Smart Columbus plans connected vehicle tech along High Street, Cleveland, Morse, Easton area



Sensors and transmitters communicating with cars and trucks will be tested as early as next summer along high-traffic Columbus corridors, including High Street and Cleveland Avenue, in a Smart Columbus initiative to reduce crashes and increase pedestrian safety.

Smart Columbus has released its plan for testing connected vehicle technology, a $17 million, four-year program under the city's $40 million smart city grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The system will include roadside equipment to collect and send data between vehicles, signals and central traffic management, and transmitters inside 1,800 public and private vehicles that will talk to the system and one another.

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« Reply #66 on: August 11, 2018, 09:04:24 PM »
Smart Columbus, COTA seek app to plan/pay for trips by bus, car, ride-share or all of the above

Smart Columbus and COTA are seeking bids from software developers to build the nation's first all-in-one, door-to-door app to plan trips and decide whether to use car, bus, cab, ride-share, scooter or all of the above – and then pay for each leg at once.

The multimodal trip-planning app is one of the main projects under the $40 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant toward technology to make the city’s transportation system more efficient, safer, greener and better at connecting people with jobs. The specific app budget will depend on bids and negotiations.

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« Reply #67 on: September 11, 2018, 02:25:01 PM »
Smart Columbus halfway to goal of 300 government fleet EVs by 2020

More than 150 electric vehicles are replacing gasoline-powered cars in Central Ohio government fleets, halfway toward the Smart Columbus goal of 300 public fleet EVs by 2020.

The city of Columbus is by far the largest participant, with 93 vehicles delivered and plans announced this week to seek City Council approval for 32 more. The city has pledged to add 200 EVs, each with its own charging station, for code enforcers, janitorial workers and police and fire administrators.

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« Reply #68 on: September 19, 2018, 05:29:35 PM »
Self-Driving Shuttle Unveiled, Test Runs Starting this Week

A plan from to run a self-driving shuttle bus in a loop between the Scioto Peninsula and the new Smart Columbus Experience Center was first announced last summer.

Today it was revealed that Michigan-based startup May Mobility will be operating the shuttles, and that other routes could be added in the future.

Testing of the all-electric vehicles will begin this week, and the shuttles will begin accepting passengers in December. The project “will eventually include shuttles deployed to multiple routes,” according to a press release.

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« Reply #69 on: September 20, 2018, 12:46:36 PM »
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^ And more from Business First (with a 2-minute video of the driverless shuttle and the company behind it at the link)

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/09/19/say-hi-to-mimi-one-ofthe-driverless-shuttles.html

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