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Arena District Pedestrian Rail Crossing Opens

 mellotron

The Columbus Dispatch wrote Hockey season opens to closures Nationwide Blvd. partially blocked, so some parking is inaccessible Friday, October 5, 2007 By David Conrad For those walking to the game, the long-contested Marconi Boulevard pedestrian crossing over the railroad tracks between Nationwide Arena and its southernmost parking deck is now open. Columbus spent $519,000 […]

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Streetcar Proposal: Now with 100% more OSU

Walker Evans Walker Evans

For the past seven months I’ve been complaining that the Columbus Streetcar Plan Doesn’t Go to OSU. Well, today I got to ask Mayor Coleman in person… “Why does the current streetcar proposal not reach up to OSU during phase one when the campus population is arguably one of the most transit-challenged demographics in all […]

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The city of Gahanna won’t support rail-hub study

Walker Evans Walker Evans

This Week News wrote Council: City won’t support rail-hub study Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 By TARA STUBBS-FIGURSKI Gahanna City Council voted 4-3 Monday night to reject a request to pass a resolution of support for an Ohio Rail Hub study. The Ohio Rail Commission requested that Gahanna join 25 Ohio communities and organizations in supporting […]

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Danger zones lurk for cyclists on Columbus streets

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Columbus Dispatch wrote Danger zones lurk for cyclists Wednesday, October 3, 2007 By Tim Doulin The roughly 7-mile stretch of High Street from Downtown to Morse Road had the most bicycle-vehicle crashes, 105, in central Ohio over a five-year period beginning in 2000, according to the MORPC report. The agency’s 2006 Regional Bicycle Transportation […]

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The Oktoberfest Shuttle should run every week

Coremodels Coremodels

So, I’m sending a letter to Katherine Moore over at the GV Society to see if this can happen. I know dozens of people who’d love to have the trolley available every weekend to make hourly runs back and forth from GV to the SN or AD, even if it cost a couple bucks. I […]

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MORPC ready to unveil Regional Connections plan

Walker Evans Walker Evans

This Week News wrote MORPC ready to unveil Regional Connections plan Thursday, September 27, 2007 JEFF DONAHUE The “Regional Connections: A Collaborative Vision for Central Ohio’s Future” plan will be formally presented to board members Oct. 11 and unveiled to the public during a November “Green Summit” being hosted by the agency. In the draft […]

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Skybus Extended: New destinations for Portsmouth

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USAToday wrote Skybus adds first non-Columbus routes By Ben Mutzabaugh Sep 25, 2007 Skybus will add nonstop service between Portsmouth, N.H., and the Florida destinations of St. Augustine and Punta Gorda. The routes -– announced this morning –- will begin Dec. 17 and are Skybus’ first flights that will not fly to or from its […]

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