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Packed COTA buses passing by waiting riders

 

The Dispatch wrote Packed COTA buses passing by waiting riders Wednesday, June 18, 2008 BY TIM DOULIN Business is getting almost too good for COTA, to the point that some buses are driving past waiting riders at stops because there’s no room for them. High gasoline prices are leading more people to use COTA, which […]

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Columbus traffic congestion ranks 48th in US

 

Columbus Business First wrote Study: Columbus traffic congestion among nation’s 50 worst Tuesday, June 17, 2008 Columbus commuters staring at a sea of brake lights during rush hour can at least take comfort that their counterparts in 47 other cities are worse off when they drive in their communities, according to a new study. Data […]

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High gas prices won’t stop Columbus sprawl

 

The Dispatch wrote High gas prices won’t stop sprawl Saturday, June 14, 2008 BY MARK FERENCHIK Soaring gas prices are prompting potential homebuyers to look closer to the central city to save money, say those promoting so-called “smart growth” for Columbus. They want people to buy in urban neighborhoods where they can walk to the […]

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Columbus City Council OKs 100 miles of bike paths

 

The Dispatch wrote Council OKs 100 miles of bike paths Tuesday, June 10, 2008 The Columbus City Council approved a plan last night that will add miles of bike lanes along city streets, create dozens of new trails and add racks and a Downtown changing station for people riding on two wheels. The Bicentennial Bikeways […]

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No more doom and gloom at COSI

 

The Dispatch wrote No more doom and gloom at COSI Wednesday, June 4, 2008 BY MATT TULLIS In 2005, an exhibit on the Titanic kept COSI Columbus afloat amid an ocean of financial troubles and mounting criticism. The high-profile attraction arrived less than a year after the science museum had cut 67 jobs, closed two […]

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Two farmer’s markets to sprout up Downtown

 

The Dispatch wrote Two farmer’s markets to sprout Downtown Monday, June 2, 2008 BY MONIQUE CURET The annual Pearl Alley farmers’ market opens Tuesday, but with a different group of farmers and an expanded lineup of items for sale. The farmers’ group that pioneered the Downtown warm-weather market is setting up shop elsewhere because of […]

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New COTA bus-riders are filling up parking lots

 

The Dispatch wrote As gas prices climb, more people are drawn to the bus. On the way, they’re creating hundreds of unofficial park-and-ride lots. Their cars huddle in commercial lots next to Central Ohio Transit Authority bus signs like ants around a sugar cube. “In some cases, the people who own the lots are happy […]

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