transportation

Rise of the Robots: A discussion overview from the Ohio Conference on Freight

Rise of the Robots: A discussion overview from the Ohio Conference on Freight

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.

Demystifying Hyperloop: A topic recap from the Ohio Conference on Freight

Demystifying Hyperloop: A topic recap from the Ohio Conference on Freight

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).

How Could Driverless Vehicles Affect Ohioans' Daily Lives?

How Could Driverless Vehicles Affect Ohioans' Daily Lives?

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: Building the Internet of Transportation

Smart Cincy: Building the Internet of Transportation

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.

DriveOhio To Involve Cincinnati In Some Smart Vehicle Testing

DriveOhio To Involve Cincinnati In Some Smart Vehicle Testing

DriveOhio, the state's clearinghouse for autonomous vehicle testing and smart technology, plans to include Interstates I-75 between Cincinnati and Dayton and parts of I-275. It's also helping to further Cincinnati's effort to build a test track for driverless shuttles.

Future Transportation: What’s Next?

Future Transportation: What’s Next?

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?'

Governor Kasich says Ohio roads are open for Driverless Vehicles

Governor Kasich says Ohio roads are open for Driverless Vehicles

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order Wednesday morning that will allow companies to test autonomous vehicles on all public roads in Ohio. Just last week, leaders from Drive Ohio came to Cincinnati to discuss the future of mobility, and the role Ohioans will play.

Ohio leaders discuss regional transportation planning and progress

Ohio leaders discuss regional transportation planning and progress

From automating and prioritizing non-traditional projects to the smart region task force, Thea Walsh (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission) and Robyn Bancroft (Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments) give insight into our region's progress.

Connect with 'Drive Ohio' at the 2018 Smart Cincy Summit!

Connect with 'Drive Ohio' at the 2018 Smart Cincy Summit!

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.

5 takeaways from the March 'Smart Region' transportation meeting

5 takeaways from the March 'Smart Region' transportation meeting

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.

CROWN Press Conference Unveils Vision for a regional walking and biking trail network

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Cincinnati, OH

 

CROWN’s goals are in line with those of Smart Cincy and the Regional Smart Cities Initiatives. Once again, Green Umbrella and their partners have done an amazing job of rallying regional support across sectors to build a better place to work and live (and bike!) We are lucky to have an ogranization in the region dedicated to driving the sustainability and mobility conversations forward and we are eager to highlight these efforts within the smart cities communty throughout the state and across the country.
— Zack Huhn, Chair, IEEE Smart Cities Standards Committee

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.

 

OH, PA, MI create 'smart' mobility cluster

OH, PA, MI create 'smart' mobility cluster

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.