DriveOhio: a one stop shop for Ohio’s smart mobility initiatives
With numerous organizations around Ohio working on smart mobility initiatives, from autonomous vehicle research, to building smart lanes on highways to reduce traffic congestion, it only makes sense for these organizations to work together to facilitate smart mobility initiatives.
DriveOhio was created to fill that need. It is a collaboration between government, research and private industry partners to build Ohio’s infrastructure for smart mobility and to facilitate smart mobility innovations. DriveOhio serves as a single point of contact for the various organizations involved in smart mobility around the state and creates a collaborative environment for these various organizations including The Ohio State University, Smart Belt Coalition, TRC, ODOT and Jobs Ohio to work together.
Maryn Weimer, senior associate director at CAR and Courtney Falato, Ohio State Smart Cities relationship director both serve on the DriveOhio team as Ohio State representatives.
“Ohio has continued to invest in the infrastructure and resources required to put us in the front of research, testing and deployment of smart mobility,” said Weimer. “Ohio’s success in this area will depend on government, industry and university entities working together in partnership. DriveOhio seamlessly pulls all of these elements together to create a collaborative environment all based around a shared goal.”
To learn more about DriveOhio and the smart mobility work taking place around the state visit drive.ohio.gov.