The panel session on autonomous transportation systems at the Ohio Conference on Freight - aptly labeled "Rise of the Robots" - considered current and expected impacts of technology on “human” employment and future workforce needs.
This past week Smart Cincy partners, Venture Smarter and the University of Cincinnati (UC), were joined by representatives from Drive Ohio, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) for the Ohio Conference on Freight hosted by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI).
Dr. Jiaqi Ma (University of Cincinnati), Mark Policinski (Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments), Jim Barna (DriveOhio), and Zack Huhn (Venture Smarter, Regional Smart Cities Initiative) joined WVXU in there latest “Cincinnati Edition” to discuss why Ohio could be a leader in autonomous vehicle technology and how advances in smart mobility could affect our daily lives.
Smart Cincy was pleased to have Andrew Bremer (DriveOhio), Robyn Bancroft (OKI Regional Council of Governments), John Gardocki (SORTA), Jiaqi Ma (University of Cincinnati) and Pete Metz (Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce) as speakers for the second annual summit on the panel titled, Smart Cincy: Building the Internet of Transportation.
For the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit, Brian Cobb from CVG, Mike Stanley from TransitX, Dr. Kelly Cohen and Dr. Shaaban Abdallah from the University of Cincinnati and Thea Walsh from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission joined us for a panel discussion titled, ‘Future Transportation: What's Next?'
On Thursday, April 26th Andrew Bremmer and other leaders from Drive Ohio, the statewide smart mobility program launched by Governor Kasich, will participate in and attend the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit as local, state, and national leaders descend upon Cincinnati to explore smart mobility and infrastructure.
Today leaders from the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments hosted a meeting with administration and researchers from the University of Cincinnati, Venture Smarter, Metro, the Tri-State Logistics Council to begin putting action behind smart transportation and transit planning aimed at making Greater Cincinnati a better place to live, work, and visit.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Cincinnati, OH
Tri-State Trails and partner organizations gathered for the announcement of the vision for CROWN, the Cincinnati Riding Or Walking Network. CROWN is the plan to link multi-use trails and on-road bike lanes in Cincinnati to create an interconnected 104-mile active transportation network. The announcement event welcomed strong support, including from:
- Frank Henson, Chair, Tri-State Trails (emcee for press conference)
- Megan Folkerth, Program Officer, Interact for Health
- Jack Sutton, Executive Director, Great Parks of Hamilton County
- Wade Walcutt, Director, Cincinnati Park Board
- Brendon Cull, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
- Bob Koehler, Deputy Executive Director/Transportation Manager, OKI Regional Council of Governments
Just last month, Smart Cincy hosted local, regional, and national DOT leaders to discuss smart cities and connectivity solutions centered around smart mobility with a special focus on walkable, bikeble living as an economic development driver. In other biking news, Cincy Red Bike just celebrated its third birthday, and just about 300,000 rides. Congrats to Green Umbrella, OKI, and the partners that collaborated to continue to move this initiative forward.
We are excited to highlight this and other regional mobility initiatives at the Smart Regions Conference on Wednesday, October 25th at BB&T Arena. Click here to learn more.
Last century we automated communication. This century we will automate transportation. It won't be easy, but we are well on our way. Mobility solutions in smart cities face unique problems across sectors. Come learn about smart cities transportation and innovation and discuss Regional Smart Cities Initiatives.
This is the latest announcement from The State of Ohio, which is home to The Regional Smart Cities Initiative. The Ohio State University is teaming up with academic institutions and transportation agencies in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania on connected and automated vehicle initiatives. The Smart Belt Coalition (SBC) brings together leaders to support vehicle technology research, testing, policy, funding pursuits and deployment, as well as share data and provide unique opportunities for private-sector testers.