Connected Marysville

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Test Technology in a Living Small City

On the cusp of having the first fully connected city transportation network in the country, Connected Marysville will allow 25,000 residents to test the latest safety technology.

All 29 traffic signals in the city have been upgraded to deliver signal phase, timing data and other safety messages to vehicles that will be outfitted with on-board units (OBUs).



  • ODOT is a major contributor to funding controller upgrades
  • Federal Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment grant
  • Funds allocated by the City of Marysville to fund components of the lab


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Connected Marysville: Living Lab Features

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  • Roadside units installed in all city-owned and maintained traffic signals
  • Targeting 10% penetration rate of connected vehicles
  • Collecting data in a real-world, small-city environment, leading to safer, more efficient street operations as lessons learned are applied

Find the Right Size Solution for You

As cars become more sophisticated, Connected Marysville is now able to communicate with them via on-board units in order to enhance the safety and efficiency of those vehicles. Connected Marysville is a CEAV infrastructure that includes broadband and roadside units, creating the first city-wide deployment of CV technology in the U.S. In this environment, companies, government agencies, and academia can develop and test technology throughout the entire city in real-life situations, such as pedestrian crossing, red light, lane closure, and railroad crossing warnings.

Connected Marysville is the perfect playground for testing all aspects of connected commercial vehicle technology. Because of the town’s size, tests can be set up quickly and data can be collected in a more time-sensitive and cost-effective manner than larger models.


Key Resources & Partnerships

The US 33 Smart Mobility Corridor brings together firms, public agencies, universities, institutes, and people to collaborate on new services, products, and systems in real-life contexts.

Transportation Research Center

The largest independent vehicle testing organization & closed access facility in the Americas.


The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research

Promoting safety and innovation in modern vehicles.


Drive Ohio

Your one-stop-shop for developing, testing, and deploying advanced mobility solutions in Ohio.


Smart Columbus

Reinventing mobility with the smart city initiative for the Columbus Region.


Honda of America, Mfg

The third-largest employer in Central Ohio with 9,344 employed across the region, maintains major manufacturing, headquarters, and R&D operations in The Beta District.


Ohio Department of Transportation

With the mission of providing safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place, ODOT supports transportation initiatives statewide.



“In the State of Ohio we have developed the finest smart mobility testing ecosystem in the United States. The 33 Smart Mobility Corridor is the longest connected highway in the world, and the design, test, deploy ethos embodied by the project partners supports companies coming to Ohio to test and staying in The Beta District to grow.”

Howard Wood

Executive Director of DriveOhio

“As partners with The Beta District, we’re taking a region-wide approach to ensure we’re at the forefront of making mobility safe and accessible for all.”

Andrew J. Ginther

Mayor of the City of Columbus

“The infrastructure investment in The Beta District is one more way the Columbus Region is enabling innovators to design, test and deploy the technologies of tomorrow.”

Kenny McDonald

President and CEO of One Columbus

“At the Ohio Department of Transportation, safety is our first priority. The technology solutions that have and will be tested on the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor will save lives. As we develop the transportation system of the 21st century, Ohio will be present in a smart mobility future that will support the companies and jobs to help Ohioans succeed in an ever changing economy. The Beta District is an important partner as we work to improve the quality of life for all Ohioans.

Jack Marchbanks, Ph.D.

Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation

"The Beta District is a cornerstone of our smart region. Together, we are breaking down silos and building up partnerships to advance what is new and next for our region’s prosperity.”

Jordan Davis

Executive Director of Smart Columbus

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