WATCH: Mayor Ginther provides update on Smart Columbus initiative


Mayor Andrew Ginther provided an update on the status of the Smart Columbus initiative.

The city of Columbus was awarded a $40 million grant last year to advance transportation technology. They beat out six other cities to win the grant.

The city released the following ways they would spend the funds:

  • The use of autonomous vehicles at Easton Town Center
  • Pilot system to increase personal transit service in Linden
  • Smartphone app for truckers at Rickenbacker International Airport to make traffic more efficient
  • Smartphone for visitors to Columbus
  • New traffic signal system