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Car Free in Columbus – Part 3: The Challenges

Walker Evans Walker Evans Car Free in Columbus – Part 3: The Challenges

Being car free in Columbus isn’t easy. We’ve heard that fact acknowledged in part one and part two of our series featuring local residents who get around the city exclusively by bike and bus and foot and other forms of alternative transportation. Today we talk again with those residents about the details of their specific […]

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Car Free in Columbus – Part 2: Getting Around

Walker Evans Walker Evans Car Free in Columbus – Part 2: Getting Around

Yesterday we launched a four-part series exploring the realm of the car free lifestyle in Columbus. We heard from nine different local car free residents on the reasons why they ditched their cars, how they learned to navigate the city without one, and details on how long they’ve been at it. Today, we talk a […]

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Car Free in Columbus – Part 1: Getting Started

Walker Evans Walker Evans Car Free in Columbus – Part 1: Getting Started

In the summer of 2010, Anne and I went car free for two months. Our old car had been totaled and we decided to wait for the insurance check to be processed before buying a new car rather than opting for a rental. With two small kids who were not yet school age and being […]

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COTA Seeks Input on the Future of Transit in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Seeks Input on the Future of Transit in Columbus

What should the future of public transit look like in Columbus? The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) wants your input as it conducts its Transit System Review. The organization hosted a focus group meeting in January and is soliciting additional public feedback through an online survey. “We always welcome public input and comments and encourage […]

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COTA CEO Gets 100 Local Leaders on the Bus in 2013

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA CEO Gets 100 Local Leaders on the Bus in 2013

Curtis Stitt had a pretty lofty New Year’s Resolution in mind for 2013. The COTA President & CEO wanted to get 100 different business and community leaders to ride the bus with him throughout the year, and better understand their relationship with local public transportation. “I’m pleased to report that we reached our goal,” said […]

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CoGo vs car2go vs Uber vs COTA

Brent Warren Brent Warren CoGo vs car2go vs Uber vs COTA

With the recent launches of car2go (last week), Uber (last month), and CoGo (last summer), Columbus residents who don’t own a car (or simply want to depend less on the one they have), now have some new options available to them. With all of these new choices coming along at the same time, though, it […]

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COTA Launching Real-Time Bus Tracking System in 2014

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Launching Real-Time Bus Tracking System in 2014

COTA has set March 2014 as the target date to debut a long-awaited and highly-requested service for its users — the ability to track buses in real time from smart phones or from digital signs installed at select stations. “This service will enable our customers to see where buses are in real-time, just like our […]

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