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Start Date Pushed Back on Cleveland Avenue BRT, Now Called CMAX

Brent Warren Brent Warren Start Date Pushed Back on Cleveland Avenue BRT, Now Called CMAX

COTA’s Cleveland Avenue Bus Rapid Transit project has a new name – CMAX – as well as new branding and preliminary station designs. It also has a slightly larger price tag and a delayed starting date. The new cost estimate for the project is $47.7 million, 80% of which would be covered by a Small […]

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Transit Columbus Announces Map Contest

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transit Columbus Announces Map Contest

As a follow-up to last year’s Good Ideas Columbus initiative, Transit Columbus last night announced a new project – a map contest focussed less on transportation ideas for the future and more on promoting the city’s existing assets. Details of the Alternative Transportation Map Contest – including a $2,000 cash prize for the winner – […]

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COTA Looking at Raising Fares, Charging for CBUS

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Looking at Raising Fares, Charging for CBUS

The Central Ohio Transit Agency (COTA) is looking into raising fares and charging to ride the CBUS downtown circulator. A standard bus ride would go from $2.00 to $2.25 and the cost of riding the CBUS would be fifty cents. Four public meetings are scheduled to present the possible fare adjustments and gather input. COTA […]

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Suburban Streets in Columbus More Accident-Prone than Urban Streets

Walker Evans Walker Evans Suburban Streets in Columbus More Accident-Prone than Urban Streets

Last week, the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) released the latest list of the most dangerous intersections in Central Ohio. There were no major surprises with the 40 intersections that were called out as the most high-crash areas, but a deeper look at the data reveals a bit of an urban/suburban divide. In fact, […]

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Broad Street Named as Most Accident-Prone for Drivers

Walker Evans Walker Evans Broad Street Named as Most Accident-Prone for Drivers

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) just released their annual list of most dangerous intersections for automobile drivers in Central Ohio, and once again, the list is topped by the heavily trafficked crossroads of Morse Road and Cleveland Avenue on the city’s northeast side. Over 57,000 cars travel through this intersection every day, and […]

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Mark Wood on the Past, Present and Future of the Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mark Wood on the Past, Present and Future of the Short North

It’s been almost three years since we last checked in with Short North developer Mark Wood, President of the Wood Companies. At that time, construction was just starting on the addition of three floors of apartments to the existing single-story retail building at 937-951 North High Street. Not only is that project now fully complete (and the […]

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car2go Parent Company Acquires RideScout and mytaxi Apps

Walker Evans Walker Evans car2go Parent Company Acquires RideScout and mytaxi Apps

The parent company of the blue-and-white smart car carsharing service car2go announced today the acquisition of two popular ride-sharing related apps: mytaxi and RideScout. The former is a taxi booking service with 10 million users and 45,000 taxis in its network, and the latter is a leading mobility platform that launched less than a year […]

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