The state of Ohio was given a multi-year grant and resources from both US Ignite and Spectrum to start implementing smart transportation projects around the state.
Lima was chosen as the first project site, to help with traffic flow and safety around the many railroad crossings throughout the city. DriveOhio and InnovateOhio are also part of this project. The city reached out to DriveOhio just over a year ago to see what could be done to help with traffic issues, and that eventually led Lima to be chosen for this project.
Spectrum is developing technology that will be used to develop efficient ways to let drivers know about train schedules and wait times at crossings.