USDOT Portfolio

The $40 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation will empower and enable us to re-imagine mobility in Columbus. It supports nine projects that seek to demonstrate how an intelligent transportation system and equitable access to transportation can have positive impacts on every day challenges faced by cities. 

Concepts of these projects are currently being validated by the Smart Columbus team. Once validated, procurement opportunities will be announced. Project deployments accessible to Columbus residents will begin in 2019 and 2020

The Smart Columbus Operating System (SCOS) The SCOS is envisioned as a web-based, dynamic, governed data delivery platform at the heart of the Smart Columbus system. It will ingest and disseminate data while providing access to data services from multiple sources and tenants, including the planned Smart Columbus technologies, traditional transportation data and data from other community partners, such as food pantries and medical services. The SCOS will be scalable and demonstrate the potential for serving city and private sector needs well beyond the life of the Smart City Challenge award period.

Enabling Technologies This project will leverage today’s technology foundation in new and innovative ways to greatly enhance the safety and mobility of the transportation system. These advanced technologies empower deployments that increase our capabilities because of rich data streams and infrastructure that are designed to handle on-demand responses. -learn more

Enhanced Human Services (EHS) These projects encompass meeting human needs through the application of technology that focuses on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintains a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of users of the technology based solutions. Opportunity will be created for all residents through equitable access to transportation, which provides access to jobs, healthcare and services. -learn more

Emerging Technologies These projects are rooted in new and emerging technologies that are on the cutting edge – technologies so new that they have not yet been vetted or tested for full-scale release or deployment. Emerging technologies are believed to substantially alter the business and social environment. -learn more