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David Staley David Staley Next: What if Columbus became the first driverless city?

As I write this, Columbus has just lost out to Philadelphia to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. One of the factors in our failed bid, it would seem, was our lack of a suitable public transportation infrastructure. This loss will no doubt revive and accelerate debates about public transportation in Columbus. Indeed, Mayor Coleman’s […]

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New Thoroughfare Plan Will Tackle Street Layout, Bike Lanes, Light Rail and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Thoroughfare Plan Will Tackle Street Layout, Bike Lanes, Light Rail and More

The City of Columbus is moving forward with their Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan, and they are hoping that you have some opinions to share about how you get around (or would like to get around) the city. The first of three “Vision and Goals” meetings is scheduled for the end of March and a website has […]

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COTA to Add Downtown-Airport Bus Line in 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA to Add Downtown-Airport Bus Line in 2016

Currently, if you want to take the bus between the Convention Center and the Airport, you’ve got to hop on the south-bound #2 line to head east on Main Street and transfer to the #92 to head north on James/Stelzer Road. If that doesn’t already sound like a little bit of a hassle, then you […]

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Airport Taskforce Calls for Multimodal Transit, Development District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Airport Taskforce Calls for Multimodal Transit, Development District

More direct flights. A multimodal transit hub. An economic development district. And sustainability. Those are the four key recommendations announced this morning after a year-long study conducted by the JET Task Force — a group of stakeholders brought together to study potential enhancements to Port Columbus. While the group officially revealed these priorities today, work […]

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COTA Launches New Website

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Launches New Website

The Central Ohio Transit Authority quietly launched their new website this weekend, rolling out a new responsive site designed to help riders more easily access travel information. The new site features a trip planning tool front and center on the homepage that allows riders to plug in their location and a destination and map the […]

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Opinion: Bring it, Columbus

Elissa Schneider Elissa Schneider Opinion: Bring it, Columbus

Columbus lost the bid for the Democratic National Convention, but we gained so much more. We better know who we are. We put ourselves out there, with the big boys and girls, to be judged. For, maybe the first time, as a city, we said “Hi, World. Pick us, choose us, and love us.” We […]

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Vote on the Best New Columbus Transit Map

Walker Evans Walker Evans Vote on the Best New Columbus Transit Map

Transportation advocacy group Transit Columbus began soliciting entries last October for their transit map contest and the four semi-finalists have been selected for the final round of online voting. The contest focused on re-imagining current transportation networks rather than creating new ideas for the future. “The goal of the initiative is to call attention to […]

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