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File #: 0112-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/7/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 2/3/2020 Final action: 2/5/2020
Title: To amend the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the Chief Innovation Officer to execute a professional services contract modification with MTECH Solutions, LLC relative to the Smart Columbus - Multimodal Trip Planning Application project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $250,000.00 from the Public Service Taxable Bonds Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($250,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 0112-2020 Accounting Stream
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Chief Innovation Officer to enter into a professional services contract modification with MTECH Solutions, hereafter referenced as MTECH, in an amount of up to $250,000.00 for integration into kiosks at Smart Mobility Hubs and continued development during deployment of the Multimodal Trip Planning Application (MMTPA) for end to end (door to door) multimodal trip execution.

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).

As part of Columbus’ overall response to the Smart City Challenge, efforts were focused on how an integrated smart transportation system would encourage the use of multimodal trips. Increasingly, citizens in urban areas view mobility as a service, and expect seamless connections as they move from mode to mode. The MMTPA project will provide this functionality and improve upon the existing functionality currently available to users.

Ordinance 1901-2017 authorized the Public Service Director to transfer signature authority to the Chief Innovation Officer or the Chief Innovation Officer's designee for all past, present and future Smart Columbus, USDOT Smart City Challenge, and Paul G Allen Family Foundation (Vulcan) contracts, documents, and projects.

Pursuant to Ordinance 2864-2018, the Smart City Program Management Office initiated a procurement effort that resulted in the award and execution of a professional services contract with MTECH in the amount of up to $900,000 for the purchase of a new application environment for the execution of multim...

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