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File #: 0098X-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/1/2021 In control: Favor
On agenda: 6/14/2021 Final action: 6/18/2021
Title: To recognize the safety, environmental, mobility and prosperity outcomes achieved through the completion of the Smart City Challenge Grant Award by the City of Columbus and its many partners.
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To recognize the safety, environmental, mobility and prosperity outcomes achieved through the completion of the Smart City Challenge Grant Award by the City of Columbus and its many partners.

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WHEREAS, in 2016, USDOT awarded the City of Columbus up to $40 million in federal funds and $10 million in private funding from Paul G. Allen Foundation; and city, state, county and academic partners committed up to $19 million in cost-share funds, to assist in implementation of the City’s proposal to demonstrate how advanced data and intelligent transportation system 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; and

WHEREAS, the Smart Columbus USDOT Program deployed a program guided by a human-centered, replicable, collaborative and holistic approach; and

WHEREAS, the residents of Linden led the nation with the launch of the first public daily-operating self-driving shuttle in a residential area named Linden LEAP and stepped up by installing more connected vehicle safety equipment units in their personal vehicles than any other Columbus neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, the Smart Columbus USDOT Program connected underserved communities and expanded mobility services at the Linden Transit Center, which increased resident access to 20,000 more jobs and 3,000 more healthcare services, and distributed 15,260 protective face masks and 129,528 meals through the Linden LEAP shuttle service; and

WHEREAS, the Smart Columbus USDOT Program advanced equity, mobility and access for people with disabilities and expectant mothers, including shifting 100 trips from a caregiver to someone with a cognitive impairment traveling independently, and increasing non-emergency trips to the doctor from 19% to 44% by participating expectant mothers; and

WHEREAS, the Smart Columbus USDOT Program collaborated with DriveOhio and the Colu...

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