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COTA Puts Price Tag on East-West Transit Line, Will Seek Federal Funding

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Puts Price Tag on East-West Transit Line, Will Seek Federal Funding

The plan to build a Bus Rapid Transit corridor that will stretch from the far west side of Columbus to the far east side moved another step closer to reality this week. The Board of Trustees of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) voted to approve what is known as a “locally preferred alternative” for […]

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Report Shows Development Opportunities Along Proposed Transit Route

Brent Warren Brent Warren Report Shows Development Opportunities Along Proposed Transit Route

A new LinkUs report shows how a proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line along Olentangy River Road could spur the redevelopment of several large, suburban-style retail centers. Frequent, reliable, high-speed transit – designed in a way that also accommodates cyclists and pedestrians – will encourage more urban, walkable development, adding density to a corridor that […]

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LinkUs Team Presents Vision for Northwest Transit Corridor

Brent Warren Brent Warren LinkUs Team Presents Vision for Northwest Transit Corridor

The City of Columbus and its partners have made some key decisions regarding a planned transit corridor along Olentangy River Road. During an informational meeting about the project held virtually last week, Kristina Whitfield, Project Planner with consultant Kimley-Horn, said that the best chance for the corridor to receive federal funding moving forward is if […]

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Federal Funds Directed Toward Two Transit Corridor Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Federal Funds Directed Toward Two Transit Corridor Projects

The first two transit corridors planned under the LinkUs initiative have made it onto a list of projects that will receive federal funding within the next four years. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) maintains the list – called the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) – and announced last week that both the Northwest corridor and […]

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First BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Line in Columbus Launches on Monday

Brent Warren Brent Warren First BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Line in Columbus Launches on Monday

New Year’s Day will mark the start of service for the CMAX, the first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line to be developed by the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA). Rides will be free on the line – which features specially-branded buses that run up and down Cleveland Avenue – for the first week of its […]

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COTA Approves Transit Plan, Starts Search for New Leader

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Approves Transit Plan, Starts Search for New Leader

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) Board of Trustees accepted the final NextGen report at its meeting yesterday, approving a broad vision for the future of the region’s public transportation that includes recommendations for a series of “high capacity transit corridors.” Exactly how that plan is implemented — and how strongly COTA pushes for options […]

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COTA Seeks Voter Support for Levy Renewal

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega COTA Seeks Voter Support for Levy Renewal

Curtis Stitt, CEO of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), made it pretty clear: vote down their 10-year 0.25 percent sales tax that’s up for renewal this year, and see services shrink to levels not seen in over a decade. In a way, COTA’s own continual expansion of services has put them in this situation. […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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