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City Looking for Feedback on New Short North Parking Rules

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Looking for Feedback on New Short North Parking Rules

The City of Columbus is moving forward with at least one of the recommendations from its wide-ranging Short North Parking Study. The study, completed more than two years ago, called for a variety of strategies aimed at simplifying parking restrictions and ensuring that visitors, residents and employees in the district continue to have parking options, […]

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Initial Planning Starts for Rail Corridor to Chicago, Columbus Not Part of Effort

Brent Warren Brent Warren Initial Planning Starts for Rail Corridor to Chicago, Columbus Not Part of Effort

The plan to build a high-speed rail corridor connecting Columbus and Chicago took a small step forward yesterday, although Columbus’ level of involvement in the project is in question. A coalition of local jurisdictions, businesses and foundations – all located west of Lima, Ohio, and mostly clustered in the Fort Wayne area – have come […]

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Google Maps Now Features Live Transit Updates from COTA

Walker Evans Walker Evans Google Maps Now Features Live Transit Updates from COTA

Riding the bus just got a little bit easier from your smartphone. Popular transit app Google Maps now displays real-time bus tracking information from the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) so that you’ll know if your bus is running late, running early, or running right on time. COTA first rolled out real-time tracking info back […]

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New 10-Acre Car Rental Facility Coming to John Glenn Airport in 2020

Walker Evans Walker Evans New 10-Acre Car Rental Facility Coming to John Glenn Airport in 2020

Representatives from the John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) announced today that they have selected TranSystems Corporation of Ohio to design a new rental car facility at the airport. The new facility is slated for construction on 10 acres of land in the center of the airport’s property, and will replace the current car rental […]

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Merion Village Apartments Offering Complimentary Bike Share Memberships

Walker Evans Walker Evans Merion Village Apartments Offering Complimentary Bike Share Memberships

On Friday, local developer CASTO announced a unique partnership with the local CoGo bike share system that would entitle all apartment residents of The Barrett to complimentary bike share memberships. Residents at the new Merion Village apartments will have easy access to the system, granted by the installation of a new station being installed at […]

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City Set to Unveil Transportation Recommendations

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Set to Unveil Transportation Recommendations

After a year and a half of public meetings, provocative ideas, and at least one significant delay, the City of Columbus is set to unveil the final recommendations of their Connect Columbus initiative. The draft proposals — which will cover the full range of transportation policies, including new standards for street width, ideas for bike […]

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COTA Levy Renewal Gets Overwhelming Support

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega COTA Levy Renewal Gets Overwhelming Support

Columbus voters are favoring the 0.25 percent tax renewal for COTA services. Roughly 73 percent of voters came out in support of the levy with 27 percent voting against. This will be the second time this tax is passed. Voters approved the levy originally in 2006, adding to the 0.25 percent permanent tax approved in […]

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