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Smart Columbus Program: Presentation of the Linden AV Shuttle Deployment

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, February 11, 2020, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm ET and will focus on the Linden AV Shuttle Deployment.

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 Linden Deployment is part of the Connect Electric Autonomous Vehicle (CEAV) project within the Smart Columbus portfolio. This deployment will be used to solve a first-mile/last-mile problem and bridge a transit gap in the opportunity neighborhood of Linden. A robust Test Plan was developed prior to allowing the vehicles to carry passengers and the results of that test plan will be covered. Also, a simulated Linden environment was developed by The Ohio State University and the findings will be presented.

Webinar Description:
This webinar will focus on the Linden AV Shuttle Deployment. The test results will be presented as well as communication and coordination events leading up to the launch which is scheduled for the end of January 2020.


  • Alyssa Chenault | City of Columbus; Communications Manager for City of Columbus
  • Jeffrey Kupko, P.E., PTOE | Michael Baker International; City Project Manager for the AV Shuttle
  • Levent Guvenc | The Ohio State University; Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Lauren Isaac | EasyMile; Director of Business Initiatives  

For more information on the Smart Columbus program, please visit the City of Columbus’s website at:

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