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Ride-Sharers Can Go Farther With car2go’s Home Area Expansion

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ride-Sharers Can Go Farther With car2go’s Home Area Expansion

Ride-sharing is taking off in Columbus. For economic or environmental reasons, more people are looking for ways to live in the city without owning a car. After the launch of car2go in 2013, thousands of Columbusites became members, trading in their sedans for the company’s compact vehicles. For the last couple of years, the cars’ […]

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Applications Open for Smart Columbus Startup Accelerator

Brent Warren Brent Warren Applications Open for Smart Columbus Startup Accelerator

A Silicon Valley think tank will bring a ten-week startup accelerator program to Downtown Columbus in the fall, the latest in what has been a steady stream of announcements in recent months from the Smart Columbus team. Singularity University announced the program today, to be called the Smart City Accelerator. It will be open to […]

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COTA President and CEO Announces Retirement

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA President and CEO Announces Retirement

Curtis Stitt, President and CEO of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) for the past five years, announced this morning that he will retire on September 30th. Stitt made the announcement at COTA’s Board of Trustees meeting, and also sent out an email explaining his decision and looking back on his 18 years as a […]

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COTA Looks to Transit App to Ease Transition to New Bus Network

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Looks to Transit App to Ease Transition to New Bus Network

With less than two weeks before the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) rolls out its redesigned bus network, the agency is working to make sure the transition to the new system goes as smoothly as possible. Riders can now use the Transit App to map out exactly about how their commute will change on May […]

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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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Residents to Weigh in on Short North Parking Ideas

Brent Warren Brent Warren Residents to Weigh in on Short North Parking Ideas

The City of Columbus has planned another round of public meetings about proposed changes to the way residents and visitors park in the Short North. An open house is scheduled for tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Goodale Park Shelterhouse, and three more are planned in April. The latest proposal, which is based on recommendations […]

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Capital Crossroads Working Towards Free Bus Pass Program for Downtown Workers

Brent Warren Brent Warren Capital Crossroads Working Towards Free Bus Pass Program for Downtown Workers

When it comes to transit, discussions about light rail and streetcars — or high-profile, big-money initiatives like Smart Columbus — tend to grab the headlines. The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District is betting that a much more modest program can help to revitalize Downtown while also putting a dent in Columbus’ infamous “car culture.” It will […]

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