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Smart Columbus Program: Updated Performance Measurement Plan Webinar

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 document for the Smart Columbus Program. The webinar is scheduled for Monday, September 14, 2020, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm ET and will focus on the Updated Performance Measurement Plan.

Background on Webinar 
Through the United States Department of Transportation (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 Smart Columbus program connects 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 eight individual projects covering three themes--enabling technologies, emerging technologies, and enhanced human services. These projects collectively represent interoperable, networked wireless communications among vehicles, the infrastructure, and travelers’ personal communications devices and to make surface transportation safer, smarter, and greener.

The Performance Measurement Plan is a comprehensive document that describes the outcomes of the Smart Columbus program and how the objectives of each of projects relate to them. The plan identifies and explains the methodology that will be used to evaluate the indicators for each project, which provides insights as to the impact of the program and project on the City of Columbus. The plan also describes the data necessary to evaluate the objectives and the required reporting frequency and contents.
This webinar will discuss the how the City created a cohesive and coordinated approach to measuring the performance and impact of both the individual projects and overall program. It will provide an overview of the outcomes and indicators planned for the program and each individual project, as well as the factors impacting the design and execution of each experiment. Finally, a summary of data that will support performance measurement will be discussed. The City will also present the lessons learned in creating the robust document which spans multiple interconnected yet individual systems, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the projects overall and the City’s ability to measure performance.

Webinar Details
This webinar will focus on the Updated Performance Measurement Plan (PfMP). The PfMP will be posted online and available for review and public comment starting September 7, 2020 at: (Scroll to Program Plans, Click Smart Columbus Performance Measurement Plan)

Comments can be emailed to Korina Depenhart at with the subject line PfMP Comments by September 21, 2020.


  • Andy Wolpert – City of Columbus; Deputy Program Manager for City of Columbus
  • Diane Newton, PMP – HNTB; Consultant Program Manager
  • Dr. Harvey Miller – Ohio State University; Program-Level Performance Measures Lead
  • Dr. Chris Toth – WSP; Connected Vehicle Performance Measures Lead
  • Ram Boyapati – Battelle; Consultant Data Curator and Operating System Performance Measures Lead
For more information on the Smart Columbus program, please visit the City of Columbus’s website at:

Registration Information:
Free Webinar
Registration for this webinar includes a live web event, an archived recording, webinar evaluation, 1.5 PDH credits, and a certificate of completion.

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How to earn Certificate of Completion and Credit
1.5 credits (subject to change) will be made available to the registrant after you have attended the webinar and the evaluation has been completed.

Recordings are available for 30 days following the day of the live event for anyone who registers for the course. Additional attendees at one location are not eligible to earn PDH credit for viewing an archived recording.