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  1. Kiosk Common Payment System

    Sargel, Hannah; Bruce, Erika; Dotson, April; Imbrogno, Jeffrey; Jachthuber, Annie
    In conjunction with the Smart Columbus project, we were tasked with creating a common payment system for the city of Columbus to help usher in a more efficient transportation system. The poster was presented at the Environmental Professionals Network Signature Event on April 16, 2018 and at the CIO Tomorrow Conference on April 18, 2018.

  2. Addressing Infant Mortality Through Improved Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

    Davis, Sarah; DeLong, Allison; Goebel, Maddie; Horn, Zachary; Roland, Victoria
    The purpose of this benchmarking analysis is to assist the Smart Columbus team in providing adequate and reliable transportation for new and expectant mothers of Linden. Through comprehensive online research and informative interviews with key stakeholders, our team has developed a greater understanding of the infant mortality crisis in Columbus and the workings of the NEMT system as it operates here and across the country. This is an inherently complex system that can be confusing to coordinate from the patient perspective, often amounting to unreliable service and poor customer outcomes

  3. Prenatal Trip Assistance Cost Analysis

    Beam, Casey; Chronister, Alana; Crookston, Haley; Fletcher, Lauren; Marzan, Xenia Grace
    This report was developed in response to a request for proposal from the City of Columbus' SmartCity project regarding a prenatal trip assistance program. A goal of SmartCity is to provide better, more reliable transportation to expecting mothers in order to reduce the high infant mortality rates in the neighborhoods around Franklin County. Our group was tasked with completing a cost-effectiveness analysis in order to compare several prenatal trip assistance options to determine which option would be the most practical around Franklin County.

  4. Identifying Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure Characteristics and Incentives for EV Adoption by Yellow Cab Columbus

    Scott, Casey; Busco, Giovanna; Hampshire, Jordan
    This report seeks to assist SMART Columbus with its goal of increasing the use of electric vehicles (EV) among transportation service providers in Columbus by survey of Yellow Cab Columbus taxi drivers. This report suggests Yellow Cab move forward with their plans to integrate EVs into their fleet. It also suggests possible locations for EV chargers based off of opinions from drivers and analysis of trip destination frequency from a heat map provided by NREL. A cost-benefit analysis for a current, petroleum vehicle used by Yellow Cab and an EV was performed, and the cost benefits of the latter prove...

  5. Public Access EV Charging Station Placement in Grandview Heights, Ohio

    Boening, Kathryn; Dunlap, Makenna; Helminiak, DJ; Schommer, Erik; Uhland, Jimmy
    Spatial analysis of the Grandview Heights, Ohio area for optimal placement of electric vehicle charging stations for public use. Uses GIS, fieldwork and benchmark analyses.

  6. EVCS Infrastructure for Private Company Adoption

    Lenfest, Casey; Lui, Christian; Rocco, Anthony; Russo, Alicia; Yakhnitskiy, Mikhail
    Cost Benefit Analysis of Electric Vehicle Charging infrastructures implemented for private company adoption in the city of Columbus

  7. Furthering a Synergetic Sustainability Curriculum at The Ohio State University

    Barnes, Stella; Delacruz, Bailey; McDevitt, Rachel; Rosen, Leyna
    This project contributes to a larger initiative by the Ohio State University (OSU) to further transdisciplinary environmental and sustainability education. The goal of our project was to assist OSU in developing a comprehensive framework for delivering sustainability education. We provided benchmark information from 8 peer institutions, survey results, and set of recommendations with which these groups could begin the development process.

  8. Feasibility of Electric Autonomous Vehicles on Ohio State University Campus

    Henderson, Haley; Veder, Alex; Li, Lu; Johnson, Miles
    Motivated by the sustainability goals of both The Ohio State University (OSU) and the City of Columbus, this research project aims to assist OSU in finding useful and efficient ways to use electric autonomous shuttles at the OSU Columbus campus. Specifically using Local Motors’ Olli electric autonomous vehicle as our vehicle of interest, we researched compatible services for the introduction of electric autonomous shuttles at Ohio State.

  9. Viability of Implementing Smart Street Lights on The Ohio State University's Columbus Campus

    Fischer, Grace; Zevchik, Leah; Abath, Imby; Moff, Andrew
    This report analyzes the viability of implementing Smart Street Lights on OSU's Columbus campus. Smart Street Lights will reduce electricity costs and will create additional benefits for users.

  10. Smart Columbus Grid Modernization: AMI Innovation Adoption

    Echelberry, Amanda; Henderson, Matt; Huber, Miki; Northern, Ryan; VanCucha, Carly
    Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated system of smart meters, communication networks, and data management systems that enables two-way communication between utilities and customers. This technology is intended to improve efficiency, identify and respond to outages more efficiently, and better monitor and control the distribution system. The only way to see direct benefits of this technology is to engage with the new features it provides. This analysis highlights the strengths and weaknesses of AMI from the consumer perspective for marketing purposes for the City of Columbus as an extension of the Smart Columbus initiatives in order to capitalize on...

  11. Electric Autonomous Vehicle Case Study Analysis

    Roemer, Natalie; Jones, Sarah; Marino, Michael; Hyland, Stephanie; Southwood, Grant
    The purpose of this report is to outline the research conducted by the EAV Benchmark/Case Study group as part of a collaboration between The Ohio State University’s Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability Capstone course and the City of Columbus’ Smart Columbus Project. The City of Columbus wishes to deploy a fleet of connected Electric Autonomous Vehicles (EAVs) in Easton Town Center in order to eliminate travel issues for first mile/last mile commuters and shoppers, increase efficiency of business logistics within the commercial district, and reduce the negative environmental impacts that result from the use of traditional transportation modes. In order...

  12. Economic Cost-Benefit Analysis of Smart LED Street Lights: Providing Free Public WiFi to the Linden Neighborhood

    Vento, Christina; Kitchen, Dustin; Collinson, Eli; Bilinski, Katie; Fuerst, Megan
    Cost-Benefit analysis of the provision of free WiFi into the Linden neighborhood through smart street lighting infrastructure.

  13. Smart Columbus Common Payment System: Benchmark

    Magee, Colleen; Steinbauer, Lindsay; Dietrich, Anne; Sheley, Mara; Garrison, Amelia
    This project looks at the Smart Columbus initiative to improve transportation access though out Columbus and especially the Linden neighborhood. One initiative Columbus wishes to implement is a common payment system for transportation. Our team was responsible for researching existing payment systems in other cities and ranking these systems based on sustainable principles. We then provided recommendations to the city based on our research results.

  14. Feasibility of Electric Autonomous Shuttles in Easton

    Berschet, Taylor M.; Boorn, William C.; Kleshinski, Nathan L.; Kratoville, Kiera D.; Lempke, Jordan N.
    As the winner of the United States Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, Columbus, Ohio plans to deploy six electric autonomous vehicles (EAVs) throughout the Easton Town Center/Morse Rd. area. These EAVs will act as shuttles, and address the first-mile/last-mile issue involving lack of transport to a destination from a public transit drop-off point. This report employs a survey to determine the feasibility of EAV adoption in Columbus, Ohio - which has found implementation to be beneficial.  Additionally, five EAV companies were researched to identify which is best for the Easton area.

  15. Case Study Analysis for the Strategic Implementation of Smart Street Lighting in the Linden Neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio

    Bednarski, Lydia F.; Dodson, Brittany T.; Domecus, Gabriel S.; Levine, Addair Z.; Odiorne, Margaret G.
    A case study analysis of four U.S. cities and their smart street lighting applications for a proposed pilot project in the Linden neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio through the Smart Cities grant.

  16. Shaping a Sustainable Old Worthington

    Mancini, Gia; Butcher, Madison; Bailey, Rika; Searle, Marisa; Gill, Vince
    This project is a collaboration between the Old Worthington Partnership, Old Worthington merchants, American Electric Power (AEP), and the Sustainable Worthington Capstone Group from The Ohio State University’s Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS) major. Old Worthington is located in the historic downtown of Worthington, Ohio. The Old Worthington Partnership is a volunteer group that aims to enhance the Old Worthington experience by pursuing collaboration, engagement, and sustainability. The Old Worthington Partnership reached out to this capstone group for assistance in implementing AEP’s Small Business Express Program among their eligible merchants.

  17. Market Analysis of Barriers to Electric Vehicle Adoption

    Bechhold, Brittany; Fischer, Sarah; Rudoff, Helena; Voigt, Carolyn; Gates, Chris
    This research report was completed by five students for a senior capstone course at the Ohio State University. This market study was developed in response to initiatives six through eight of the Smart Columbus Project, Priority Three: “Consumer EV Adoption." The primary task of this study was electric vehicle market research, including the study of available consumer options and supply- and demand-side barriers to adoption in Columbus, Ohio. The analysis used in this study sought to understand the current challenges within this market and develop recommendations for electric vehicle marketing strategies for the City.

  18. Smart Street Lighting: Campus Pilot

    Jennison, Rebecca; Clifford, Cassandra; Horency, Cassidy; Black, Benjamin; Ng Zheng, Enrique
    This report details a proposed, pilot project for The Ohio State University. This pilot can be used as a real-world example, or "test-case", for the City of Columbus and its smart street lighting efforts. This report includes explanations of recommended technologies (computer vision, dimming capabilities, and air quality monitoring), a proposed pilot location, campus/city receptivity data, and a cost estimate.

  19. The City of Worthington Sustainability Action Plan

    Fladung, Cheryl; Fellers, Ellison; Evans, Emily; Buenger, Chayli; Momenee, Mara
    The purpose of this project was to develop a plan of action that will give the city of Worthington, Ohio the capacity to grow and develop sustainably into the future.

  20. Developing Alternative Transportation in Old Worthington

    Costa, Luca; Defer, David; Herman, Connor; Hoerst, Tyler; Shroyer, Nathan
    This report covers the research and development of alternative transportation in the Old Worthington commercial district. The first objective of this report is exploring the costs and benefits of an electric vehicle charging station in Old Worthington. The second objective involves renovation of the multi-use path leading from the Olentangy Trail towards Old Worthington, as well as integrating bike signage into Worthington's wayfinding program.

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