Smart City Challenge

How Smart Columbus is advancing city transportation tech


Commentary: Jordan Davis, a director at the Columbus Partnership, shares how the Ohio capital is making the most of its $570 million experiment.

Columbus pivots smart city funding toward prenatal care


City officials have been granted federal approval to redirect funding and halt a number of projects after research showed potential problems.

Finalists for $40M federal smart city contest make their last pitches


The seven cities left in the running for the Department of Transportation's "Smart City Challenge" pleaded their cases for funds to overhaul their transportation infrastructure through IT.

Pennsylvania bill aims to set connected car standards, kickstart testing


New legislation could let the state's Department of Transportation start working with private companies to experiment with the technology.

DOT teams up with Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs to bring data platform to Smart City Challenge


The new partnership will give Smart City Challenge finalists a new tool to analyze transportation data.

Federal DOT adds connected bus system to smart city contest prize


The department's "Smart City Challenge" now comes with an award of a system to make city buses smarter and safer.