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Megabus Ends Columbus-Cleveland Service

Walker Evans Walker Evans Megabus Ends Columbus-Cleveland Service

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported yesterday afternoon that intercity bus service Megabus has recently ended its Columbus-to-Cleveland service as a part of a larger route cut between Cleveland and Atlanta. The PD reports that the scale back in service comes from declining ridership due to low gas prices across the US. A Megabus Customer Service Specialist […]

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COTA Unveils New Airport Service Bus Design

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Unveils New Airport Service Bus Design

Blue is for CBUS and Red is for Airport. That’s all that convention-goers and Downtown visitors will need to remember when COTA launches their new airport shuttle service in May. The design schematic was presented yesterday for the first time at a COTA Board of Trustees meeting, and the design closely resembles the look of […]

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COTA Looking to Roll Out New Downtown-Airport Bus Line in May

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Looking to Roll Out New Downtown-Airport Bus Line in May

COTA is moving ahead with plans to provide regular bus service between downtown and Port Columbus. A proposed route will be presented at public meetings next week with the goal of rolling out the new service in May of this year. The route would make a loop through downtown, stopping at a number of hotels […]

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More Nonstop Flights Land at Port Columbus with Frontier Airlines

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Nonstop Flights Land at Port Columbus with Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines announced today the launch of new service to and from Port Columbus. The news means that nonstop flights will be available to Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando and Philadelphia, beginning this summer. “Port Columbus is thrilled that Frontier will once again be among the airlines providing quality air service to Central Ohio passengers,” said […]

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Columbus Opens City’s First Protected Bike Lane to the Public

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Opens City’s First Protected Bike Lane to the Public

While cyclists have already been utilizing some of the completed portions of the new bike lanes along Fourth and Summit Streets for several weeks, the new project officially opened to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony held yesterday afternoon by city leaders. The new installment includes the first protected lane in the City of […]

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COTA Looking for Help in Picking Best Corridors for Light Rail or Streetcars

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Looking for Help in Picking Best Corridors for Light Rail or Streetcars

There is no shortage of opinions in Columbus about whether rail should be a part of our future transit network, and the Central Ohio Transit Authority, with it’s ongoing NextGen process, is very methodically working toward an official recommendation on that front. However, before any decisions are made about what type of “premium transit” is […]

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Port Columbus Upgrading Wi-Fi Internet Access

Walker Evans Walker Evans Port Columbus Upgrading Wi-Fi Internet Access

Surfing the internet at Port Columbus just got easier. The technology team at the airpot just wrapped up an extensive upgrade to the public Wi-Fi system that triples the amount of bandwidth available and increases the number of access points by seven-fold. The new network can offer passengers an average speed of up to 12 […]

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