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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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OSU Announces Zagster as Bike-Share Partner

Walker Evans Walker Evans OSU Announces Zagster as Bike-Share Partner

The Ohio State University announced today that it has officially selected Zagster to service the campus with a new bike-share system. Zagster, which also launched a bike-share program at Easton Town Center last summer, will deploy 115 bicycles to 15 stations across the campus this year. “Our students, and the entire university community, have unique […]

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Next: What if Columbus became the first driverless city?

David Staley David Staley Next: What if Columbus became the first driverless city?

As I write this, Columbus has just lost out to Philadelphia to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. One of the factors in our failed bid, it would seem, was our lack of a suitable public transportation infrastructure. This loss will no doubt revive and accelerate debates about public transportation in Columbus. Indeed, Mayor Coleman’s […]

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New Thoroughfare Plan Will Tackle Street Layout, Bike Lanes, Light Rail and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Thoroughfare Plan Will Tackle Street Layout, Bike Lanes, Light Rail and More

The City of Columbus is moving forward with their Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan, and they are hoping that you have some opinions to share about how you get around (or would like to get around) the city. The first of three “Vision and Goals” meetings is scheduled for the end of March and a website has […]

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Decision on OSU Bike Share Near, Concerns Raised over Connectivity

Brent Warren Brent Warren Decision on OSU Bike Share Near, Concerns Raised over Connectivity

An Ohio State University working group, which has been working for nearly a year on a plan to bring bike sharing to campus, is planning to announce their recommendations this month. Bids were due last week from five different vendors, including CoGo, the bike share system that launched in 2013 with 30 stations and 300 […]

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