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Grandview Yard GetGo Opens

Walker Evans Walker Evans Grandview Yard GetGo Opens

The newest business to open at Grandview Yard is the GetGo gas station located at 820 West Third Avenue, in front of the new Giant Eagle store, which opens on September 5th. The new 24-hour convenience store opened to the public yesterday, and will be hosting the official grand opening event on Thursday. The GetGo […]

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Gas tops $2 per gallon again – How high will it go?

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The AP is reporting that national gas prices are back up to the $2 mark as of yesterday, which is the highest we’ve seen since November. According to Columbusgasprices.com, our city’s average is currently at $2.08, which is just above the national average at $2.01. Of course, this is nowhere near as bad as it […]

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Final Results from the 2008 COTA Challenge

Walker Evans Walker Evans Final Results from the 2008 COTA Challenge

If you haven’t been following along, Jeff Johnson began a project last January that he calls “The COTA Challenge“. He wanted to see how much money he could save on gasoline and car costs over the course of an entire year by riding the bus as much as possible. Jeff posted a lot of blog […]

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COTA Ridership Grows Even as Gas Prices Retreat

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Press Release wrote COTA Ridership Continues to Grow Even as Gas Prices Retreat The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) experienced a 10 percent increase in ridership on its fixed-route bus service for the week ending November 9, 2008, compared with the same period in 2007. Total weekly ridership was 338,961, while average weekday ridership was […]

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Columbus gas prices may dip below $3 a gallon

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The Dispatch wrote Gas expected to dip below $3 a gallon Tuesday, October 7, 2008 BY DAN GEARINO Gasoline prices are dropping across Ohio and analysts say the downward trend will continue past $3 per gallon, a level that drivers haven’t seen since February. “We’re going to get below $3, maybe $2.80 or $2.90,” said […]

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High gas prices won’t stop Columbus sprawl

 

The Dispatch wrote High gas prices won’t stop sprawl Saturday, June 14, 2008 BY MARK FERENCHIK Soaring gas prices are prompting potential homebuyers to look closer to the central city to save money, say those promoting so-called “smart growth” for Columbus. They want people to buy in urban neighborhoods where they can walk to the […]

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Long commutes get worse with rising gas prices

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The Dispatch wrote Long commutes get worse Thursday, March 13, 2008 BY MARY BETH LANE AND RANDY LUDLOW Commuters who roll up major mileage between home and work are burning an ever-larger portion of their paychecks in their gas tanks. Record gasoline prices of about $3.45 a gallon are hitting home hardest among those who […]

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