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MORPC Outlines the Future of the Region

Anne Evans Anne Evans

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) recently conducted a new public survey designed to gather input on how Central Ohioans want to see their region develop. The survey focused on areas including transportation systems, land use patterns, air quality, energy security, water quality, food production, and economic development. This afternoon, Chester Jourdan, Executive Director of […]


Retropolitan on Rail: Crap or get off the crapper

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Last week, the Columbus Metropolitan Club hosted a luncheon panel on the topic of passenger rail in Ohio, and the new Retropolitan blog has managed to adequately distill the panel discussion down to one simple sentence: “Crap or get off the crapper”. The panel of speakers included Chester Jourdan (Executive Director of MORPC), Bill Habig […]


CMC: Does Columbus desire streetcars?

Stu Nicholson Stu Nicholson

The Dispatch wrote Does Columbus desire streetcars? Thursday, July 17, 2008 BY TIM DOULIN While city officials retool their proposal for a Downtown streetcar line, the debate over whether the city needs one continued yesterday. But the discussion at a Metropolitan Club luncheon didn’t come any closer to resolving the question. With rising energy costs, […]


Columbus Develops Despite Struggling Economy

Walker Evans Walker Evans wrote Central Ohio Development Continues Despite Struggling Economy Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 By Denise Yost The nation’s economy is continuing to wallow as new figures show fuel and food prices are up — and consumer confidence is down. “The state of Central Ohio is obviously very strong, particularly compared to the rest of the […]


Sweeping transit proposal unveiled by MORPC

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Sweeping transit proposal unveiled Saturday, March 1, 2008 BY JIM WOODS As Central Ohio grows to an estimated 1.7 million people by 2030, transportation planners say it will take billions of dollars to keep up with roads, mass transit and even bike paths. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission released a study yesterday […]


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