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The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is the regional public transit agency serving Columbus and other Central Ohio communities. More info can be found at cota.com.

Car Free in Columbus – Part 4: The Long Haul

Walker Evans Walker Evans Car Free in Columbus – Part 4: The Long Haul

This week we’ve learned why several Columbus residents have decided to give up their personal automobiles and go car free. We’ve heard about how they get around town to run errands and meet up with friends. And we’ve heard about the challenges that they’ve faced in going car free and how they’ve overcome those challenges. […]

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Car Free in Columbus – Part 3: The Challenges

Walker Evans Walker Evans Car Free in Columbus – Part 3: The Challenges

Being car free in Columbus isn’t easy. We’ve heard that fact acknowledged in part one and part two of our series featuring local residents who get around the city exclusively by bike and bus and foot and other forms of alternative transportation. Today we talk again with those residents about the details of their specific […]

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Car Free in Columbus – Part 2: Getting Around

Walker Evans Walker Evans Car Free in Columbus – Part 2: Getting Around

Yesterday we launched a four-part series exploring the realm of the car free lifestyle in Columbus. We heard from nine different local car free residents on the reasons why they ditched their cars, how they learned to navigate the city without one, and details on how long they’ve been at it. Today, we talk a […]

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Car Free in Columbus – Part 1: Getting Started

Walker Evans Walker Evans Car Free in Columbus – Part 1: Getting Started

In the summer of 2010, Anne and I went car free for two months. Our old car had been totaled and we decided to wait for the insurance check to be processed before buying a new car rather than opting for a rental. With two small kids who were not yet school age and being […]

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Event Showcases Ideas for Future of Transit in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Event Showcases Ideas for Future of Transit in Columbus

If the ideas presented at Seventh Son Brewing Company Tuesday night are any indication, young professionals in Columbus are dreaming big about the future of transit in the region. Six teams – tasked by Columbus leaders with tackling a variety of transit questions – presented their answers as part of GOOD IDEAS Columbus, a program […]

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First Look: New Downtown Bus Shelters

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: New Downtown Bus Shelters

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has begun work on replacing 13 high-volume bus shelters on High Street through Downtown. The aluminum-and-glass design is a modern update, designed by students from CCAD. Several of the southbound shelters should be finished and functional in time for the May 5th launch of the new Downtown Circulator route. […]

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COTA Transit System Review Could Mean Big Changes for Bus System

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Transit System Review Could Mean Big Changes for Bus System

As we first reported in February, COTA is looking for input as it conducts its Transit System Review (TSR) – a comprehensive look at the transit needs of the region and an evaluation of changes that could be made to better meet those needs. A trio of COTA employees – Service Planner Elliott Doza, VP […]

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