Making Columbus transportation ‘smart’ will take years

Essentially, it will take years instead of months to complete the intelligent-transportation initiatives that are at the heart of the Smart Cities program, civic leaders told a Metropolitan Club audience Wednesday. “The whole focus is to deploy the technology by 2018, 2019,” said Aparna Dial, deputy director of the Columbus Department of Public Service. “We’re trying to take a really thoughtful approach. What are the challenges we face day to day as ordinary citizens?”