Columbus wins US$50 million Smart City Challenge

27th June 2016 Mythili Sampathkumar

The US Department of Transportation announced late last week that Columbus, Ohio is the winner of the Smart City Challenge. The city is set to receive a US$40 million grant from the federal agency which will be combined with US$10 million from the Vulcan Foundation and the US$90 million raised separately by the city from private sources to fund electric vehicle fleets, new data and communication tools for the mobility sector, and creation of new routes to connect under-served communities.

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