Columbus Just Changed its 'Smart City' Plan

The original plan earned the city a highly competitive $40 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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November 22, 2017, 9:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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The city of Columbus has altered the plans that earned it the Smart City Challenge grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Kristin Musulin reports that the U.S. Department of Transportation has approved the changes to Columbus' intended use of the $40 million in grant funding. The city has cut four projects, "an app for delivery drivers to reserve times for loading docks, bus collision avoidance sensors, smart street lights and enhanced permit parking," according to Musulin. Now added to the larger list of projects is a new project that will "increase transportation help for prenatal doctor visits."

Columbus First broke the news of the changes to Columbus Smart Cities plan, but that article might be behind a paywall for some readers.

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