US DOT Smart City Challenge Report

US DOT Smart City Challenge Report

Home / News | posted on 12 01 2017

The US Department of Transport (DOT) has published a summary report for the Smart City Challenge, which saw 78 mid-sized cities across America competing for $40 million.

Common themes across the candidate cities included making public transport more accessible, facilitating the transport of goods into and within cities, making finding a parking place easier and optimising traffic flow. The winning city was Columbus, Ohio, which has proposed a comprehensive, integrated plan addressing challenges in residential, commercial, freight, and downtown districts using a number of new technologies, including connected infrastructure, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, an integrated data platform, autonomous vehicles and more. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx said "Transportation is not just about concrete and steel. It's about how people want to live".

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