SEARCH OUR OPEN DATASETS
The Smart Columbus Operating System features an Open Data Platform, which provides
anytime access to the city’s latest mobility data.
We challenge and encourage you to use our data to solve mobility challenges in innovative ways.
DATA IN ACTION
Our Impact Stories provide examples of how our open data can be used to solve mobility problems.
STREAMING DATA FEED SHOWS RIDERS WHERE THEIR BUS IS IN REAL-TIME
The Central Ohio Transit Authority is the region's public transportation leader, with nearly 19 million passenger trips in 2017. For many residents, the COTA bus is their ride to work, to school, to the doctor or to the grocery store. COTA was named Outstanding Public Transportation System among midsize agencies in 2018 by the American Public Transportation Association. Innovation was one of the qualities that earned it this distinction, and technology played no small role.
HOW MIGHT BRIDGE DATA HELP DRIVERS AVOID “CAN-OPENER” ACCIDENTS?
We all praise the GPS apps that help us get around, but there is no current resource that tells drivers if the vehicle they’re operating is too tall for the upcoming bridge. As a truck, bus driver or fleet operator, this is pertinent information that is currently lacking while navigating our streets.
CRASH DATA PUTS CITY IN THE KNOW FOR IMPROVED TRAFFIC SAFETY
In 2017, there were 1,094 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 1,179 traffic fatalities on Ohio roadways. We believe that data and technology can help reduce this number in the future. Today, professionals responsible for managing and improving the safety of our transportation system must often rely on dispersed and sometimes outdated or incomplete traffic information.