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COTA Adding WiFi on All Buses by End of 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Adding WiFi on All Buses by End of 2017

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) wants to make your bus ride a little more pleasant of an experience. The organization announced yesterday that it has plans to add WiFi internet access to all of the buses in its fleet by the end of next year. “Right now there are eight buses operating with the […]

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Transit Columbus to City: Don’t Skip Rail in Pursuit of Driverless Cars

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transit Columbus to City: Don’t Skip Rail in Pursuit of Driverless Cars

As recently as a year ago, it appeared that the stars were finally aligning (albeit slowly) for those hoping to see some sort of rail transit in Columbus. COTA’s NextGen initiative was laying out “premium transit corridors,” the city’s Connect Columbus plan was floating the idea of an underground light rail line through the Short North, and […]

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Promotion of Cyclist Murder Causes Outrage During Doo Dah Parade

Walker Evans Walker Evans Promotion of Cyclist Murder Causes Outrage During Doo Dah Parade

Generally speaking, the participants in the annual Doo Dah parade are meant to err on the side of controversy with their politically incorrect floats and marching groups. In the past that policy has lent itself well to mocking bigger issues like gun rights, the oil industry, corporate interests or the federal government. But many people […]

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Just How Bad Are Drivers in Columbus?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Just How Bad Are Drivers in Columbus?

If you’re out traveling around the city this summer, there’s a likelihood you’re going to encounter some traffic, an accident or just some terrible driving in general. Perhaps you’ll shake your fist at the sky and exclaim “Drivers in Columbus are the worst!” But if you’ve ever wondered if that claim holds water, now there’s […]

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Editorial: Driverless Cars Could Usher in a New Era of Suburban Sprawl

Walker Evans Walker Evans Editorial: Driverless Cars Could Usher in a New Era of Suburban Sprawl

The City of Columbus beat out 78 other cities who applied for the Smart City grant, which is a great accomplishment and an amazing testimony to the abilities of our local leaders to rise above the competition and win our city some national recognition as well as transportation funding. If you’ve read through the details […]

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Ohio House Reps Applaud Smart City Grant, Official Announcement Coming Today

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohio House Reps Applaud Smart City Grant, Official Announcement Coming Today

Even though the news broke early on Tuesday via US Senator Sherrod Brown, local officials have not yet made the official announcement that Columbus has won the $50 million Smart City Grant. The news is expected to come later today during a press conference taking place at the Douglas Recreation Center at 12:30pm. Members of the […]

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New I-71 Outlet Mall Exit Ramp Slated to Open in 2020

Walker Evans Walker Evans New I-71 Outlet Mall Exit Ramp Slated to Open in 2020

When the Columbus Tanger Outlets officially opens later this month, you can expect an influx of shopper traffic into the area around the interchange of Interstate 71 and Route 36. To accomodate that traffic increase, work is already underway to expand the highway infrastructure in that area. “In order to build the outlet mall, the […]

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