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File #: 1899-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/6/2017 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/24/2017 Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: To authorize the appropriation of $300,000.00 in the USDOT Grant - Smart City Fund; to authorize the Director of Public Service to execute a not-for-profit service contract with Battelle Memorial Institute for services related to the Smart City Challenge; to authorize the expenditure of up to $300,000.00 to pay for these services; and to declare an emergency. ($300,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1899-2017 Legislation Accounting Templates w ACDI.pdf
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND
The purpose of this legislation is to authorize the Director of Public Service to execute a not-for-profit service contract with Battelle Memorial Institute for services related to the Smart City Challenge project.

On December 7, 2015, the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the Smart City Challenge, a program to demonstrate how advanced data and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies and applications can be used to reduce congestion, keep travelers safe, protect the environment, respond to climate change, connect underserved communities, and support economic vitality.

On June 23, 2016, the USDOT notified the City of Columbus of its selection as the winner of the Smart City Challenge. As the winner, the City will receive $40 Million in federal funds, $10 million in private funds from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (Vulcan), and a variety of materials, services and equipment from USDOT Smart City Challenge partners. In assembling its winning proposal, the City also assembled its own team of partners who have additionally committed resources in the form of materials, in-kind services, and equipment.

The City of Columbus has been negotiating agreements with the 27 partners USDOT and the City brought to the winning Smart City Challenge application. The USDOT partners include Paul Allen’s Vulcan, Mobileye, Autodesk, Amazon Web Services, NXP, Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, US Department of Energy, AT&T, DC Solar, and Continental. The City partners include Franklin County, Ohio, American Electric Power, The Ohio State University, the Columbus Partnership, Ohio Department of Transportation, Battelle, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Experience Columbus, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Honda of America, HERE, Inc., Peloton, SPARC, Mass Factory, INRIX, Econolite, and FleetCarma. The list of City partners has also grown to include Siemens since winning the Smart City Challenge.

On July 18, 2016, Columb...

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