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Never Built Columbus: Transit

Brent Warren Brent Warren Never Built Columbus: Transit

Here’s a scene from an alternate universe – an OSU student boards a streetcar at 11th Avenue and takes it down High Street to Nationwide Boulevard, where she walks down some stairs to a boarding platform to catch a train to Cleveland for the holidays (oh, and her brother arrives from his home on the […]

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UPDATED: COTA to Increase Frequency on 3 Lines, NightOwl to Stay

Brent Warren Brent Warren UPDATED: COTA to Increase Frequency on 3 Lines, NightOwl to Stay

UPDATE (2/6/20, 9:31 a.m.): The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has decided to continue service on its NightOwl line on North High Street. See below for a statement explaining the decision from Jeff Pullin, COTA’s Public Information Officer: COTA really looked at the feedback from our customers and our team made the decision based on […]

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Group to Decide How to Spend Downtown Parking Meter Revenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren Group to Decide How to Spend Downtown Parking Meter Revenue

The city is in the process of setting up a benefit district that will allow revenue from parking meters Downtown to stay in the area and be fed back into transit and other mobility improvements. It’s a model that has already been established in the Short North, where a committee made up of neighborhood leaders […]

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Report: Ohio Lags in Traffic Safety Laws

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Report: Ohio Lags in Traffic Safety Laws

By Susan Tebben As Ohio looks at more potential distracted driving legislation, a new study says the state needs to do more to help protect drivers.  The policy alliance Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety released a nationwide report on the state of safety laws in each state, and came up with recommendations for laws that need to […]

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Lots of People are Still Riding Scooters in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lots of People are Still Riding Scooters in Columbus

The first rentable electric scooters in Columbus arrived in the summer of 2018, and the first two companies to operate here – Bird and Lime – saw significant ridership as people flocked to try out the new devices. In 2019, two more companies entered the market; Spin scooters came in June (and are still here), […]

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New Station Downtown Offers Fast Charge for Electric Vehicles

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Station Downtown Offers Fast Charge for Electric Vehicles

A new charging station was installed earlier this week that will offer drivers of electric vehicles in Columbus a fast-charge, curbside option for the first time. The new station, located at 174 E. Fulton St. downtown, features public art designed by students of the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD). On hand at a […]

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CoGo Adding E-Bikes, More Stations

Brent Warren Brent Warren CoGo Adding E-Bikes, More Stations

Big changes are in store for CoGo, the bike share system with the fixed docking stations that has operated in Columbus since 2013. About 250 e-bikes – bikes that are equipped with a battery that provides a pedal-activated boost – will be added to the system’s fleet this spring, along with five new stations. The […]

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