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Planning Work Continues on Columbus to Chicago High Speed Rail Idea

Brent Warren Brent Warren Planning Work Continues on Columbus to Chicago High Speed Rail Idea

Although it’s been nearly two years since we first reported on the proposal to build a high-speed passenger rail connection between Columbus and Chicago, the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has quietly kept up their planning efforts, coordinating communication among the local jurisdictions along the proposed line and supporting two separate proposals submitted last fall […]

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COTA Renews Free Fares for CBUS Until April 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Renews Free Fares for CBUS Until April 2016

The Central Ohio Transit Authority Board of Directors approved a resolution this morning that extends free fares for the Downtown CBUS Circulator route through the end of April 2016. The free fare system was scheduled to expire on May 3rd if the transit authority was unable to secure additional private funding for the popular Downtown […]

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COTA Approves New Bus Pass Program for Downtown Workforce

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Approves New Bus Pass Program for Downtown Workforce

If you’ve attended the Ohio State University, then you’re likely familiar with the ability to ride COTA buses “for free” with your BuckID (it’s actually paid for by the Ohio State University and rolled into tuition fees, but there is no charge taking place during the boarding process). The convenience allows a very large population […]

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Transit Columbus Provides Transportation-Centric Voter Guide

Walker Evans Walker Evans Transit Columbus Provides Transportation-Centric Voter Guide

With the May primary just two weeks away, voters are becoming more and more inundated with campaign information, election ads, flyers, mailers, newsletters, yard signs and emails. With four mayoral candidates in the running, and around a dozen in the city council race, keeping track of who’s who can be a challenge even for those […]

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Interview: COTA’s Curtis Stitt on the Next Generation of Transit in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: COTA’s Curtis Stitt on the Next Generation of Transit in Columbus

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) recently completed a comprehensive redesign of the bus network in Columbus – their Transit System Review recommended more-frequent buses in the urban core and a host of other changes, all without increasing the overall budget. While the new network will be slowly rolled out over the course of the […]

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New Dallas & DC Service Launches Today at Port Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Dallas & DC Service Launches Today at Port Columbus

New new routes take flight today from Port Columbus (CMH): nonstop service to Dallas Love Field (DAL) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Both routes are served by Southwest Airlines. “Travelers from the Columbus region and beyond will benefit from these nonstop flights to these major commerce centers,” said Elaine Roberts, President & CEO […]

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CoGo Expanding to East Franklinton, South Campus and Beyond

Walker Evans Walker Evans CoGo Expanding to East Franklinton, South Campus and Beyond

While CoGo will not be expanding to cover the entire campus of The Ohio State University this year, it will still be expanding to other high-demand areas throughout the central city. Plans to add new stations first surfaced back in December, and a meeting this past week between City administrators and CoGo management helped to […]

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