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Smart Columbus Program: Safety Management Plan Final Plan

The City of Columbus Smart Columbus Program Management Office (PMO) and Institute of Transportation Engineers will host a free webinar to share the latest systems engineering documents for the Smart Columbus Program. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19th, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm ET and will focus on the Safety Management Plan (SMP).

Webinar Background:
Through the USDOT's Smart City Challenge, in 2016, the Department selected Columbus, Ohio, to define what it means to be a "smart city" and serve as a model for other cities wishing to fully integrate innovative technologies--such as automated vehicles, connected vehicles, and applications--into the transportation network. The goal of the Smart Columbus program is to connect people by creating opportunity for city residents to better access jobs and services while improving the overall safety and efficiency of the city's transportation network. The Smart Columbus program is comprised of nine individual projects covering three themes--enabling technologies, emerging technologies, and enhanced human services.

The Safety Management Plan covers the entire program and each individual project. it identifies the physical risks that the projects induce into the deployment environment and the identified mitigation's that are integrated into the projects. A Safety Operation Concept is developed for the higher-ranking risks and those are closely monitored throughout the program.

Webinar Description:
This webinar will focus on the final Safety Management Plan. The SMP is online and available for review and public comment at: (Scroll to Program Plans, Click Smart Columbus Safety Management Plan)

Comments can be emailed to Korina Depenhart at with the subject line SMP Comments by November 26, 2019.


  • Andrew Wolpert, P.E. – City of Columbus; Deputy Program Manager for City of Columbus
  • Jeffrey Kupko, P.E., PTOE – Michael Baker International; Safety Manager for the City of Columbus
  • Diane Newton, PMP – HNTB; Consultant Program Manager  

Registration Information:
Free Webinar
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