ODOT Seeks ‘Connected Marysville’ Research Partners

The Ohio Department of Transportation is seeking business partners for a four-phase research project as part of a “Connected Marysville” pilot to test and analyze technologies for connected vehicles.

Connected vehicle technologies – instruments, sensors and controls that enhance transportation through the internet – continue to advance. Ohio is at the forefront of these advancements, and in January launched DriveOhio as the centerpiece of all things smart mobility within the state.

The state is now investing in a Connected Marysville project in partnership with the City of Marysville, Honda of America Mfg. and others to pilot new technologies there beginning in 2019. It has issued a request for proposals for four research phases:

  • Design. Phase I will research existing technologies and implementations around the country and globally to identify possible future trends relating to connected vehicles and how they might improve Ohio’s transportation system.
  • Pilot. Phase II is a participation in the Connected Marysville pilot to test technologies and to collect data from all pilot participants and infrastructure.
  • Analysis. Phase III includes data and system analysis using findings from Phase II.
  • Reporting. Phase IV will produce a final report and presentation of the findings and analysis.

“The operation of connected vehicles on connected roadways will require new ways of thinking about transportation standards,” said DriveOhio Executive Director Jim Barna. “While we have a lot information from running connected vehicle simulations and closed-course testing, we need to know how new technology works on real roadways. Marysville’s location along the U.S. 33 Smart Mobility Corridor makes it a perfect location to test and analyze these technologies.”

The Smart Mobility Corridor is a 35-mile stretch of U.S. 33 supported by a fiber optic network. The $271 million of investment along the corridor includes a U.S. Department of Transportation grant for deployment of advanced transportation and congestion management technologies.

Please note the submission period for this RFP has closed

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