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COTA Ridership at Highest Level Since 1986

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Ridership at Highest Level Since 1986

In November, COTA announced that ridership had broken a decade-high level, eclipsing the peak set in 2004. Today, COTA announced even higher levels of ridership, stating that local bus services were used more in 2014 than they have been in nearly thirty years. “We’re very pleased that our 40th Anniversary year ridership reached a 28-year […]

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Opinion: Lyft’s Parting Complaints Smell Fishy

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Opinion: Lyft’s Parting Complaints Smell Fishy

On January 19, the car-staches will be gone. Lyft, the ridesharing startup, has announced that it will “pause” its Columbus operations for the time being, offering its local drivers an opportunity to work in Cincinnati instead. The reason for the “pause” as stated in Lyft’s email to its drivers is that “as the Lyft community […]

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Lyft Exiting Columbus Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lyft Exiting Columbus Market

Ridesharing app Lyft announced to its drivers this evening that it will be “pausing” Columbus operations in two weeks, citing “mounting legal pressure from local regulators” that make it difficult for their peer-to-peer platform to operate. The San Francisco based company launched Columbus service in February of last year, ahead of City Council’s plans to […]

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Best Mode of Alternative Transportation of 2014: CBUS Circulator

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Mode of Alternative Transportation of 2014: CBUS Circulator

After launching in May, the CBUS Circulator bus route quickly won the hearts of local riders, who voted it as their number one mode of alternative transportation in Columbus this year. The free-to-ride bus route utilizes smaller shuttle buses that run in a loop from The Short North to German Village with stops throughout Downtown, […]

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‘Engineer Rides’ Part of Bike Lane Collaboration with Yay Bikes

Brent Warren Brent Warren ‘Engineer Rides’ Part of Bike Lane Collaboration with Yay Bikes

Although tough choices about new street designs and bike lanes mean that cycling advocates and traffic engineers are often pitted against each other, a new collaboration between the City of Columbus and Yay Bikes has the two groups working – and riding – together. When Columbus Public Service Director Tracie Davies reached out to Yay […]

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Opinion: The “American Dream” is changing — It’s time to wake up to that

Neil Button Neil Button Opinion: The “American Dream” is changing — It’s time to wake up to that

With the end of 2014 in sight, Columbus remains the largest city in the United States without any form of rail transit. We’re also in 45th place out of America’s 52 largest cities in terms of per capita spending on bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure, according to the Alliance for Biking & Walking. In the face […]

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Light Rail in Columbus? OSU Class Gets Conversation Started Again

Brent Warren Brent Warren Light Rail in Columbus? OSU Class Gets Conversation Started Again

An OSU urban planning class has made the latest splash in what seems like a never-ending discussion in Columbus – should we add rail transit to our expanding list of alternative transportation options? With new streetcar lines under construction in Cincinnati, Kansas City, San Antonio, and St. Louis, a light rail line being installed in […]

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