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Charlotte to Columbus: Investing in Transit Key to Growth

Brent Warren Brent Warren Charlotte to Columbus: Investing in Transit Key to Growth

Charlotte, North Carolina opened its first light rail line in November of 2007, a nine-mile stretch of rail extending south from downtown on which ridership soon soared. Work is now underway on extending that line another 12 miles to the north – connecting downtown to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte – while work […]

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Car2Go Announces New, Smaller Service Area

Brent Warren Brent Warren Car2Go Announces New, Smaller Service Area

After multiple expansions of its “home area” – to the OSU campus and to neighborhoods like Grandview and Bexley – car2go Columbus announced today that they will be reducing their service area for the first time. The changes will take place on August 26th. That means that residents of northern Clintonville, Linden, West Franklinton, and […]

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Clintonville Greenways Idea Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Clintonville Greenways Idea Moving Forward

A proposal to build a network of bicycle and pedestrian-friendly streets in Clintonville has received an initial round of funding from the City of Columbus. Although details have yet to be worked out, the streets that will be targeted have been agreed upon and the overall concept has been endorsed by both the city and […]

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Underground Light Rail Idea Presented as Connect Columbus Initiative Continues

Brent Warren Brent Warren Underground Light Rail Idea Presented as Connect Columbus Initiative Continues

The city’s Connect Columbus initiative continues this week with a third round of workshops designed to generate discussion about driving, walking, biking and riding in Columbus. As they’ve done in the first two week-long sessions, the city and its team of consultants will provide maps, case studies from other cities, and lots of data about […]

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Light Rail in Columbus? OSU Class Gets Conversation Started Again

Brent Warren Brent Warren Light Rail in Columbus? OSU Class Gets Conversation Started Again

An OSU urban planning class has made the latest splash in what seems like a never-ending discussion in Columbus – should we add rail transit to our expanding list of alternative transportation options? With new streetcar lines under construction in Cincinnati, Kansas City, San Antonio, and St. Louis, a light rail line being installed in […]

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COTA Ridership at Highest Level Since 2004

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Ridership at Highest Level Since 2004

More and more people are riding COTA this year, thanks in part to the new CBUS Circulator route that launched in May. The Central Ohio Transit Authority announced today that monthly ridership totals hit 1.8 million in both September and October, which is the highest monthly level since January 2004. Additionally, year-to-date ridership is up […]

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City Council Approves Funding for Camp Chase Trail

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Council Approves Funding for Camp Chase Trail

Cycling advocates and trail enthusiasts have long dreamed of the day that a trail could be built along the Camp Chase railway, which cuts a straight line through western Columbus. That dream is now much closer to reality, as Columbus City Council last night approved $4.2 million to build a 2.9-mile section of the trail […]

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