Smart City Challenge

Columbus City Council last night approved a five dollar increase in vehicle registration fees.

Smart Columbus has released the first in a series of concept documents for a pilot project funded by a portion of the 40 million dollar U.S. Department of Transportation grant the city won two years ago.

The City of Columbus has opened a facility to in part show off  technological innovations in transportation.

Columbus has unveiled the first version of its pioneering transportation operating system. 

Unionized Central Ohio Transit Authority workers are waging a campaign against driverless buses. 

Ohio's Congressional delegation has sent a letter to online retailer Amazon pitching Columbus as the location for a second headquarters.  

Wednesday’s Columbus Metropolitan Club forum offered a glimpse at how the central Ohio economy may fare in 2018.

The Smart Columbus initiative on Wednesday announced an incentive for developers and property owners to install electric vehicle charging stations.

Columbus residents will have a chance to test-drive electric cars without cost or obligation in October.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says the city now has more than 367 million dollars in matching funds from public and private partnerships for its Smart Columbus initiative.

In exchange for an estimated $68-million tax abatement, the developer behind the Easton Town Center retail complex is promising to create 500 new jobs, 250 housing units and jumpstart a development fund for the nearby Linden neighborhood. 

Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research

More electric vehicle charging stations are coming to the Columbus area. Jim Letizia reports.  

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Ohio Governor John Kasich say an automotive testing facility near Columbus will get a 45 million dollar grant to expand as the state attempts to become a  leader in autonomous vehicle research and smart road technology.

Environmental advocates in Columbus are pushing for greater investment in clean, climate-friendly transportation.

Columbus' Smart City Challenge grant victory was the topic at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum.

The City of Columbus has won  a 50 million dollar grant to integrate innovative transportation technologies, including self-driving cars and smart sensors.