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City Tests System to Share Real-Time Parking Availability in Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Tests System to Share Real-Time Parking Availability in Short North

The City of Columbus is testing new technology that promises to eliminate the frustrating – and congestion-causing – experience of driving around and looking for available street parking in the Short North. The plan is to install sensors along the street that can tell if a spot is occupied or not. That information would then […]

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Tech Trends: Why Staying Ahead is Crucial for Business

Susan Post Susan Post Tech Trends: Why Staying Ahead is Crucial for Business

How does a technology-based business stay on the forefront of developing cutting-edge tech for its customers and its industry? What does it mean for a business’ bottom line? Put simply, “If we don’t come up with the solutions, somebody else is going to,” says Don Carroll, vice president of business development at Vantage Point Logistics. […]

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Climate Change Will Harm Children, Says Ohio Environmental Council

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Climate Change Will Harm Children, Says Ohio Environmental Council

“Climate change is hazardous to children’s health.” That is the blunt assessment of a report issued August 22 by the Ohio Environmental Council and Policy Matters Ohio. In the same week that the world learned the full extent of the fires burning down the Amazon rainforest and releasing tons of climate-shifting carbon into the atmosphere, […]

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NEXT: The Politics of Trees

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Politics of Trees

Two notable events in the news the past few days involved our stewardship of trees.   Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, fired the Director-General of his country’s National Institute for Space Research because the agency revealed that deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has increased dramatically. Since Bolsonaro took office in January 2019, there has […]

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Dublin Partners with Microtransit Startup SHARE for a More Mobile Workforce

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Dublin Partners with Microtransit Startup SHARE for a More Mobile Workforce

The city of Dublin has traditionally been a place where central Ohio area employees needed a car to get to and from work. There is only limited access to COTA bus lines, and those that do ride have to change buses multiple times, walk, and/or take a Lyft or Uber from their bus stop to […]

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Next Step for the Hyperloop? A $500 Million Test Track

Brent Warren Brent Warren Next Step for the Hyperloop? A $500 Million Test Track

An XP-1 Hyperloop pod was unveiled yesterday morning in a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside COSI. It was the first of several events being held this week to promote the futuristic technology and the possibility that Columbus could be involved in its inaugural line. The pod being displayed (yesterday it was at COSI, today it will be […]

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Transportation Roundup: COTA Says Mobile Payment Will be Ready by Fall

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transportation Roundup: COTA Says Mobile Payment Will be Ready by Fall

A long-delayed upgrade that will make it easier and more convenient to ride a bus in Columbus will roll out soon, according to the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA). COTA started installing new fareboxes on its buses in the fall of 2017. One of the selling points of the new technology was that it would […]

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