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COTA to Add Downtown-Airport Bus Line in 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA to Add Downtown-Airport Bus Line in 2016

Currently, if you want to take the bus between the Convention Center and the Airport, you’ve got to hop on the south-bound #2 line to head east on Main Street and transfer to the #92 to head north on James/Stelzer Road. If that doesn’t already sound like a little bit of a hassle, then you […]

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Airport Taskforce Calls for Multimodal Transit, Development District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Airport Taskforce Calls for Multimodal Transit, Development District

More direct flights. A multimodal transit hub. An economic development district. And sustainability. Those are the four key recommendations announced this morning after a year-long study conducted by the JET Task Force — a group of stakeholders brought together to study potential enhancements to Port Columbus. While the group officially revealed these priorities today, work […]

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COTA Launches New Website

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Launches New Website

The Central Ohio Transit Authority quietly launched their new website this weekend, rolling out a new responsive site designed to help riders more easily access travel information. The new site features a trip planning tool front and center on the homepage that allows riders to plug in their location and a destination and map the […]

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Southwest Airlines Adds Direct Flights to Oakland and Boston from Port Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Southwest Airlines Adds Direct Flights to Oakland and Boston from Port Columbus

Direct flights to the Bay Area is one of the most often requested route for air travel out of Port Columbus, and today Southwest has announced the addition of that connection. The airline will be adding nonstop service to Oakland this year, as well as Boston. Both will start in August. “Today’s announcement, in addition […]

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Vote on the Best New Columbus Transit Map

Walker Evans Walker Evans Vote on the Best New Columbus Transit Map

Transportation advocacy group Transit Columbus began soliciting entries last October for their transit map contest and the four semi-finalists have been selected for the final round of online voting. The contest focused on re-imagining current transportation networks rather than creating new ideas for the future. “The goal of the initiative is to call attention to […]

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Protected Bike Lane on Summit Just the Beginning, Says City and Cycling Advocates

Brent Warren Brent Warren Protected Bike Lane on Summit Just the Beginning, Says City and Cycling Advocates

A protected bike lane is planned for a 1.4-mile portion of Summit Street in the University District. The new lane will be ten feet wide and will run from Hudson Street to 11th Avenue, providing both north- and south-bound travel lanes that are separated from car traffic by a two-foot buffer and an eight-foot parking […]

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Plan Calls for Wide Range of Fixes for Short North Parking Woes

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan Calls for Wide Range of Fixes for Short North Parking Woes

The City of Columbus is hopeful that a multi-faceted approach will satisfy the many residents, employees, business owners and visitors to the Short North who have issues with the current state of parking in the bustling urban neighborhood. A long list of recommendations – the result of nearly a year of data-gathering, neighborhood meetings, interviews […]

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