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Plan for Sidewalks and Path Along West Third Avenue Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan for Sidewalks and Path Along West Third Avenue Moving Forward

A much-needed infrastructure upgrade for a small portion of West Third Avenue just west of Olentangy River Road appears to be moving forward, more than three years after it was first proposed. The Columbus City Council on Monday approved enabling legislation for the project, which will add a sidewalk along the north side of Third […]

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Local Leaders Pledge $90 Million to New Transportation Technology Fund

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Leaders Pledge $90 Million to New Transportation Technology Fund

In March, Columbus was announced as one of seven finalists eligible for a $40 million federal transportation grant known as the ”Smart City Challenge”, which would be applied to implementing new transit technologies in the region. Last week, local leaders made their case for that funding in front of US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx during a special […]

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Work Begins on Parsons Avenue Streetscape Project

Walker Evans Walker Evans Work Begins on Parsons Avenue Streetscape Project

The stretch of Parsons Avenue that runs through Olde Towne East is getting a makeover. Workers recently began tearing up portions of the street between Franklin Avenue and Broad Street to begin burying utility lines. The project, originally announced in late 2014, was set to begin in mid-2015, but was delayed due to some changes. […]

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Columbus Makes Its Pitch for $40 Million “Smart City” Grant

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Makes Its Pitch for $40 Million “Smart City” Grant

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was in town yesterday to talk about the “Smart City Challenge,” a national competition that will award up to $40 million to the city judged to have the best ideas for utilizing technology to improve its transportation network. Columbus was one of seven cities named as finalists for the award […]

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Chamber’s Government Day Considers Education, Transportation

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Chamber’s Government Day Considers Education, Transportation

Friday was a day of political engagement as the Columbus Chamber of Commerce put on their 11th annual Government Day. Local and state party leaders, political strategists and local business owners discussed many of the main challenges Columbus is presently facing — from lack of faith in the school system to shortcomings in public transportation […]

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Planning Underway for Downtown Bike Hub at Front and Long

Brent Warren Brent Warren Planning Underway for Downtown Bike Hub at Front and Long

Planning is underway by the City of Columbus on a bike hub that would be located on the first floor of the new city parking garage being built at the northwest corner of Front and Long streets downtown. The facility would be open to the public and would offer cyclists a place to store their […]

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COTA to Roll Out Real-time Tracking Next Week

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA to Roll Out Real-time Tracking Next Week

COTA plans to roll out real-time tracking at the end of next week, a feature that will allow riders to use a smart phone to see where their bus is for the first time. “On Friday, May 6, COTA will begin providing real-time information to customers through Transit App,” said COTA Public and Media Relations […]

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