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File #: 2494-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/19/2019 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 10/7/2019 Final action: 10/10/2019
Title: To amend the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget; to appropriate funds within the Smart City Grant Fund; to authorize the City’s Chief Innovation Officer to execute a contract modification with Accenture relative to the Smart City Challenge; to authorize the expenditure of up to $4,081,749.00 from the Smart City Grant Fund and from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund to pay for the contract modification; and to declare an emergency. ($4,081,749.00)
Attachments: 1. 2494-2019 Legislation Template
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
The Smart City Challenge is a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) grant program seeking to “create a fully integrated, first-of-its kind city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future.” In 2016 the City of Columbus, acting through the Department of Public Service, applied for and won the Smart City Challenge, receiving a $40 million dollar grant from USDOT and a $10 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (Vulcan).

Pursuant to Ordinance 0820-2018, the Department of Public Service initiated a procurement effort that resulted in the award and execution of a professional services contract with Pillar in the amount of up to $2,500,000.00 for design and delivery of advanced data and intelligent transportation systems related to the Smart City Challenge. The contract deliverables include technologies and applications that can be used to reduce traffic congestion, keep travelers safe, use energy more efficiently, respond to climate change, connect and create opportunities for underserved communities, and support economic vitality.

This is the fourth and last planned contract modification for this project to complete design and implement the Smart Columbus Operating System, a data management platform to manage the USDOT data and other city, regional, and statewide data. The operating system serves the overall program in order to provide a location for all baseline and project data so projects can be analyzed, performance measurement plans can be developed, and changes needed to implemented projects can be identified, designed, and put in place. The system has the ability to ingest, fuse, search, and visualize data. It also has the ability to host other microservices like trip optimization and payment processing. Projects that will be supported by the operating system include:
· Connected vehicle infrastructure
· Self-driving shuttles
· Smart mobility hub infrastr...

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