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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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Southwest Airlines Adds Direct Flights to Oakland and Boston from Port Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Southwest Airlines Adds Direct Flights to Oakland and Boston from Port Columbus

Direct flights to the Bay Area is one of the most often requested route for air travel out of Port Columbus, and today Southwest has announced the addition of that connection. The airline will be adding nonstop service to Oakland this year, as well as Boston. Both will start in August. “Today’s announcement, in addition […]

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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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Columbus will Host 2016 Safe Routes to School Conference

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus will Host 2016 Safe Routes to School Conference

Hundreds of planners, elected officials and community activists are expected to flock to Columbus in 2016 to address one very specific issue: creating safe routes for children to walk from home to school. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and the National Center for Safe Routes to School announced […]

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Protected Bike Lane on Summit Just the Beginning, Says City and Cycling Advocates

Brent Warren Brent Warren Protected Bike Lane on Summit Just the Beginning, Says City and Cycling Advocates

A protected bike lane is planned for a 1.4-mile portion of Summit Street in the University District. The new lane will be ten feet wide and will run from Hudson Street to 11th Avenue, providing both north- and south-bound travel lanes that are separated from car traffic by a two-foot buffer and an eight-foot parking […]

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Plan Calls for Wide Range of Fixes for Short North Parking Woes

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan Calls for Wide Range of Fixes for Short North Parking Woes

The City of Columbus is hopeful that a multi-faceted approach will satisfy the many residents, employees, business owners and visitors to the Short North who have issues with the current state of parking in the bustling urban neighborhood. A long list of recommendations – the result of nearly a year of data-gathering, neighborhood meetings, interviews […]

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