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Ride-Sharers Can Go Farther With car2go’s Home Area Expansion

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ride-Sharers Can Go Farther With car2go’s Home Area Expansion

Ride-sharing is taking off in Columbus. For economic or environmental reasons, more people are looking for ways to live in the city without owning a car. After the launch of car2go in 2013, thousands of Columbusites became members, trading in their sedans for the company’s compact vehicles. For the last couple of years, the cars’ […]

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I-71 Ranked as Most Dangerous Highway in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans I-71 Ranked as Most Dangerous Highway in Ohio

If you’re going to die in a crash on a highway in Ohio, I-71 is the place it’s most likely to happen. According to the latest federal data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Interstate-71 is the most dangerous in our state. The Ohio section of this highway (which continues down to Louisville in Kentucky) sees […]

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Applications Open for Smart Columbus Startup Accelerator

Brent Warren Brent Warren Applications Open for Smart Columbus Startup Accelerator

A Silicon Valley think tank will bring a ten-week startup accelerator program to Downtown Columbus in the fall, the latest in what has been a steady stream of announcements in recent months from the Smart Columbus team. Singularity University announced the program today, to be called the Smart City Accelerator. It will be open to […]

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The Confluence Cast: COTA’s Transit System Redesign

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: COTA’s Transit System Redesign

For the first time in their over 40-year history, the Central Ohio Transit Authority is changing up their routes. I spoke with representatives from COTA about how the new system was designed and what the philosophy was behind it. We also learned more about COTA as a whole, some of their new initiatives that they are rolling out, and […]

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COTA President and CEO Announces Retirement

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA President and CEO Announces Retirement

Curtis Stitt, President and CEO of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) for the past five years, announced this morning that he will retire on September 30th. Stitt made the announcement at COTA’s Board of Trustees meeting, and also sent out an email explaining his decision and looking back on his 18 years as a […]

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COTA Looks to Transit App to Ease Transition to New Bus Network

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Looks to Transit App to Ease Transition to New Bus Network

With less than two weeks before the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) rolls out its redesigned bus network, the agency is working to make sure the transition to the new system goes as smoothly as possible. Riders can now use the Transit App to map out exactly about how their commute will change on May […]

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Car2go Upgrading Fleet in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Car2go Upgrading Fleet in Columbus

Starting today, you may notice some new car2go vehicles on the streets of Columbus. And by March 31st, you’ll definitely notice, as the entire fleet will have been replaced with upgraded cars that feature the latest technology that the carsharing service has to offer. “This new tech allows members to connect immediately through their smartphone […]

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