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Critics Pushing Back on Columbus' Vision of a 'Smart City'

Not everyone is buying in to the city of Columbus' vision for the future of transportation.
July 24, 2016, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Columbus, Ohio, is bucking trends when comes to mass transit — and not everyone is happy about it," according to an article by Katie Herzog.

The discontent stems from Columbus' victory in the Smart City's grant competition, as announced in June. Herzog explains the rub: "whereas most of the other cities proposed using the money for rail-based mass transit options like street cars, monorail, and light rail, Columbus plans to spend the money on a network of autonomous vehicles."

Herzog provides the links to the multiple sources criticizing the city's plans for deploying the $50 million grant money.

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Published on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in Grist
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