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Skybus Adds New Orleans, Chattanooga, Milwaukee, Ft. Myers


The Columbus Dispatch wrote Skybus to add 4 cities, 2 planes in December Thursday, September 20, 2007 By Marla Matzer Rose Starting today, Columbus travelers bound for Atlanta, New Orleans and Fort Myers, Fla., will have a chance to book tickets costing as little as $10 on Skybus Airlines. In keeping with Skybus’ penchant for […]


Drive time in Columbus is middle of the road

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Drive time is middle of the road Wednesday, September 19, 2007 By Tim Doulin In case you hadn’t noticed, central Ohio commuter, you’ve been spending a lot more time getting to where you’re going over the years. Now, a study released yesterday has calculated that “extra travel time” from increasing congestion, […]

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Passenger Trains – Considered Again Today


The Associated Press wrote Passenger trains pitched as easing traffic, pollution By JULIE CARR SMYTH AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A little noticed state commission believes it has a way for commuters to beat congestion, high gas prices and global warming all at once: Take the train. A regional high-speed rail system – […]


X-ing Columbus – Transportation Blog Launched

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X-ing Columbus was quietly launched about a month ago, and if you’ve not stumbled upon it yet, now’s the time to go check it out! From the site: The transit decisions we make in the next 10 years will define the way our city will grow for decades to come. The way we get around […]


Officials Plan Construction Project For South Side


nbc4i.com wrote Officials Plan Construction Project For South Side Tuesday, Sep 18, 2007 By Andrew DePaul COLUMBUS, Ohio — Local city council members discussed a development project Monday that could bring life back to the city’s south side. The Columbus City Council approved a $45,000 planning project to develop the Whittier Peninsula, NBC 4’s Mike […]


Is the Edwards Development on Gay St. too Short?

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After looking at this photo on Columbus RetroMetro and reading the comment left by Matt on this post it really does give you a good telling picture of just how short the Edwards Development is going to be on Gay Street. Of course, three story townhomes are a huge improvement over flat parking lots, but […]


Clevelander Praises German Village


Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote Step into charming German Village and you’re not in Columbus anymore Sunday, September 16, 2007 Laura Johnston Columbus — Picking my path down Beck Street, my feet thumping the bricks and my iPod pumping a Jock Jams anthem into my ears, I stop. There, behind that wrought-iron fence, is a storybook […]


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