The Columbus Dispatch recently wrote about new sustainable transportation investments throughout Ohio as a result of a national settlement against Volkswagen.
The news outlet said, Ohio’s share of the settlement is $75.3 million. Ohio State will retire six 2002 diesel buses and replace them with CNG buses that will arrive in July. Settlement funds will pay for half of the roughly $3 million cost.
“We’re committed to compressed natural gas,” said Beth Snoke, Ohio State's director of Transportation and Traffic Management. “It’s a resource that we have readily available.”
Cities aiming to become smarter should look to cooperate heavily with their neighbors, but be careful to ensure they keep people — not technology — at the forefront of any experiments in technological innovation.
Those were some of the key lessons from the Smart Regions Conference, hosted by smart city investment firm Venture Smarter in Columbus OH during two days late last week.
More dedicated bicycle lanes, designated parking spaces for scooters and bikes and a change in culture could lead more people to find alternate means of getting to The Ohio State University.
Four university experts on health, mobility and city planning discussed what it would take to make central Ohio and the Columbus campus a more walkable or bikeable community last week at a conference at Pomerene Hall. It was part of Ohio State’s Mobility Week campaign to educate and inspire students, faculty and staff to learn more about the transportation options that go beyond the single-occupant car.
Mobility Week, which will be held October 15-19, is a coordinated effort to educate, engage and empower the campus community around the current options and future of mobility on campus and beyond. There are several opportunities provided throughout the week to get in on the movement to drive less and drive electric.
As the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) first-ever Smart City Challenge, Columbus was awarded $50 million in grant funding and the designation as America's Smart City. The initiative seeks to transform mobility in central Ohio, and change what it's like to live in our...
National Drive Electric Week runs September 8 - 16. Read below to learn more about The Ohio State University's efforts to advance sustainability through the use of alternate fuels, including electric vehicles.
Come out to the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) on June 7 from 9 – 4 p.m. to take part in the first Smart Columbus Ride & Drive Roadshow held at Ohio State. Test drive one of the newest electric vehicles on the market and learn more about the multi-modal transit options central Ohio has to offer. Learn more and reserve your time to test drive an electric vehicle at go.osu.edu/carrideanddrive .
In support of the university’s operational excellence and resource stewardship sustainability goals and strategic plan , departments may apply for up to $10,000 toward the incremental cost of a new electric vehicle (EV) and up to $20,000 toward the incremental cost of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle. This funding is made available through a $500,000 President and Provost’s Council on Sustainability Ohio State Sustainability Fund, and will be distributed to departments by Transportation and Traffic Management. We encourage university departments to purchase alternative fuel fleet vehicles, and this new opportunity demonstrates Ohio State...