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Airport Task Force to Take a Broad Look at Rail Options

Brent Warren Brent Warren Airport Task Force to Take a Broad Look at Rail Options

Although its first meeting has yet to be scheduled, an outline of what the new airport task force will be tasked with is beginning to take shape. The task force, which was first announced in Mayor Michael Coleman’s State of the City Address, will take a broad look at the possibility of rail service to […]

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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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Design Digest: planning NEXT

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design Digest: planning NEXT

Planning NEXT is the new name of the Columbus-based planning firm led by Jamie Greene. Formerly known as ACP Visioning + Planning, the firm has worked on many high-profile planning projects both nationally and in the Columbus region. Two recent projects – Plan Cincinnati and the East Franklinton Plan - were awarded Planning Excellence Awards from the American […]

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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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City Hall Meeting Addresses New Transportation Model to Hit Columbus

Wes Burden Wes Burden City Hall Meeting Addresses New Transportation Model to Hit Columbus

An agenda meeting held within a packed City Hall Chamber Tuesday night signified the separation between those who support and oppose peer-to-peer transportation within the city of Columbus. Held in accordance by City Council’s Development Committee, chaired by councilmember Michelle Mills, the meeting was designed to explain the proposed peer-to-peer transportation network services and how […]

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Public Transit Ridership at Highest Levels in Nearly 60 Years

Walker Evans Walker Evans Public Transit Ridership at Highest Levels in Nearly 60 Years

The renewed interest in public transit ridership is something often discussed on Columbus Underground as a trend for millennials and urban dwellers that continue to relocate to walkable urban neighborhoods where transit systems are easiest to use. Yesterday, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released new ridership numbers that show that this trend is on […]

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First Look at the New Downtown Circulator Buses

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look at the New Downtown Circulator Buses

As Brent Warren wrote on Wednesday, COTA will be launching their Downtown Circulator service on Cinco de Mayo, bringing a free ride to those looking to easily hop between Downtown, German Village, the Brewery District, the Arena District, the Short North and all points in between. This morning, CU user “Lucky Parrot” emailed us some […]

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