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Spring and Long Downtown Could See Further Bike Improvements

Brent Warren Brent Warren Spring and Long Downtown Could See Further Bike Improvements

Although nothing is scheduled and the funding has yet to be secured, the city is planning significant streetscape-improvement projects for Spring and Long streets Downtown. That could mean a road diet – similar to the recent changes to Nationwide Boulevard – as well as improvements to the bike lanes that were recently painted on both […]

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OSU Transit Plan Proposes Big Changes for Campus

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Transit Plan Proposes Big Changes for Campus

Ohio State has been working on a transit and parking plan meant to improve the flow of car, bicycle and pedestrian traffic on campus. The Comprehensive Transportation and Parking Plan (CTPP) – which was presented as a draft to the university’s Board of Trustees on November 6th – contains a lengthy list of recommendations, from extending […]

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No Fare Increase for COTA, CBUS Will Stay Free Until May

Brent Warren Brent Warren No Fare Increase for COTA, CBUS Will Stay Free Until May

The price to ride a COTA bus will stay the same at least through the end of 2015, and the popular CBUS downtown circulator will remain free until May 3rd. Both decisions were made by the COTA Board of Trustees this morning, with the CBUS date set specifically to give the transit authority more time […]

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Goodale Bike Ramp to Open Soon

Brent Warren Brent Warren Goodale Bike Ramp to Open Soon

Since they were first announced in early 2013, bicycle and trail infrastructure improvements planned for the Goodale Street bridge over State Route 315 and the Olentangy River have generated plenty of enthusiasm from cyclists and other trail users; a new path along the north side of the Goodale bridge would improve conditions along a treacherous roadway […]

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Southwest Adds Direct Flight from Port Columbus to DC

Walker Evans Walker Evans Southwest Adds Direct Flight from Port Columbus to DC

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority announced today that Southwest Airlines will be adding a new daily nonstop flight to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) beginning next spring. “Southwest choosing Port Columbus to receive service via one of the airline’s limited DCA slots is a big compliment to our community and our airport, and also […]

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City Council Approves Funding for Camp Chase Trail

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Council Approves Funding for Camp Chase Trail

Cycling advocates and trail enthusiasts have long dreamed of the day that a trail could be built along the Camp Chase railway, which cuts a straight line through western Columbus. That dream is now much closer to reality, as Columbus City Council last night approved $4.2 million to build a 2.9-mile section of the trail […]

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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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