Transit Columbus publicly launched their advocacy group yesterday, and plan to serve as a voice for a regional, multi-model public transportation network in Central Ohio. Their focus includes buses, light rail, passenger rail, bicycle and pedestrian options and alternatives.
“As Columbus celebrates its bicentennial, our region is on the verge of becoming one of the nation’s premiere metropolitan centers,” said Eric Davies, board chair of Transit Columbus. “The missing piece is a truly diverse public transportation system to serve all of Central Ohio’s citizens, visitors and businesses.”
Transit Columbus first formed as a nonprofit in 2011 to champion public transportation efforts, which the group states will improve the safety, health, environment and economic vitality of the region.
“We also want to be a voice for the idea of ‘complete streets’ – with transit infrastructure as a priority – to support smart growth in our neighborhoods that make our streets pedestrian, transit, and bicycle friendly,” added Davies.
More information can be found online at www.TransitColumbus.org.