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New Bus Route takes Center-City Residents to Suburban Jobs

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Bus Route takes Center-City Residents to Suburban Jobs

It’s widely known that Silicon Valley is a hotbed of high-paying tech jobs for Millennials on the West Coast, though not a lot of them want to live in the suburbs of Palo Alto or Mountain View close to where they work. A large portion of that young workforce would rather inhabit the hip neighborhoods […]


Columbus Ranks as 2nd Best City for Commuters

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Via XingColumbus: Columbus Ranks as 2nd Best City for Commuters March 3, 2011 by John According to Kiplinger.com, Columbus is a great place to commute. They included metro areas with more than 1 million people and ranked them based on the Texas Transportation Insitute’s congestion cost measurement, the average length of commute, local gas prices, […]


Columbus Commute Times Still Rank “Average”

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Inrix Inc. released their new Midyear 2009 Traffic Congestion report, and Columbus still ranks exactly where it did last year: in 48th place. While that might not sound like much of an announcement, it’s worth noting that their findings actually show a 27% increase in traffic congestion in the Columbus metro area between 2008 and […]


Xing Columbus Wants to Know about Your Commute

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John Wirtz has posted up a question on the local transportation blog Xing Columbus, and he wants to know if your commute sucks, and if so… why does it suck? The question has been recently posed nationally with a new online campaign rolled out by the Transportation for America group, which as John notes, seems […]


COTA adds Hilliard-to-OSU Express Route and More

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA adds Hilliard-to-OSU Express Route and More

COTA has just announced their seasonal route updates that will take effect on May 4th. One of the biggest changes is the addition of the #66 express bus that runs between Hilliard and OSU four times per day during the morning and evening commutes. Additional route changes and upgrades affect lines 1, 5, 6, 8, […]


COTA Ridership Up Significantly in 2008

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Press Release: COTA’s Growth Outpaces Transit Agencies in Ohio and Nationally The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) provided over 16.4 million passenger trips in 2008, an increase of nearly 10 percent over 2007.  On an average weekday, 57,000 passenger trips are taken on COTA. Nationally, public transit ridership was up 4 percent in 2008 according […]


New $160-Million stretch of Rt. 161 opens Tuesday

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The Dispatch wrote New stretch of Rt. 161 to offer faster commute Sunday, October 19, 2008 BY ELIZABETH GIBSON After they leave work Tuesday, drivers headed home between Franklin County and Granville in Licking County should save five to seven minutes on their commute along a new, four-lane stretch of Rt. 161, officials said. The […]


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