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Some Question Why Bike Bridge Not Part of Plans for New OhioHealth Offices

Brent Warren Brent Warren Some Question Why Bike Bridge Not Part of Plans for New OhioHealth Offices

Big changes are coming to the area surrounding West North Broadway and State Route 315. A new office complex means that upgrades to the street network are planned and a freeway exit is being removed, but Clintonville residents and Olentangy Trail users will have to wait for a long-hoped-for bike and pedestrian bridge across the […]

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COTA Offering Free Rides This Week During Launch of Redesigned Network

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Offering Free Rides This Week During Launch of Redesigned Network

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will offer free rides from May 1 – 7, the first week of its redesigned bus network, when schedule changes and altered routes will go into effect. The idea is to ease what could be a rocky transition for regular COTA users, while also encouraging new riders to try […]

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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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Release of Transit Recommendations Delayed

Brent Warren Brent Warren Release of Transit Recommendations Delayed

The release of the final recommendations from a pair of high-profile plans meant to set the agenda for Columbus’ transit future has been delayed. The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), which started holding public meetings in April of last year for its NextGen initiative, had indicated as recently as last fall that a final report was […]

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Local Transit Start-up Working on Real-Time Tracking App, On-Board Payment Idea

Brent Warren Brent Warren Local Transit Start-up Working on Real-Time Tracking App, On-Board Payment Idea

A local start-up has set its sites on two of the most vexing problems facing its local transit agency – real-time tracking and convenient on-board payment. Omnibus, a group of developers and entrepreneurs formed at this year’s Give Back Hack event, is bullish on the potential of their app to offer an easy, visually-friendly way […]

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COTA Looking for Help in Picking Best Corridors for Light Rail or Streetcars

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Looking for Help in Picking Best Corridors for Light Rail or Streetcars

There is no shortage of opinions in Columbus about whether rail should be a part of our future transit network, and the Central Ohio Transit Authority, with it’s ongoing NextGen process, is very methodically working toward an official recommendation on that front. However, before any decisions are made about what type of “premium transit” is […]

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