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The Confluence Cast: MORPC’s William Murdock

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: MORPC’s William Murdock

Is Columbus ever going to get light rail? Is that what Columbus really needs? Reporter Brent Warren sat down with Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission Executive Director William Murdock to discuss the work that MORPC does, where the region is going, the difference between developing a plan and implementing it, and how to ignite the conversation […]

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The Confluence Cast: COTA’s Joanna Pinkerton

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: COTA’s Joanna Pinkerton

With nearly a year in to her role as president and CEO of COTA, Joanna Pinkerton sat down with Columbus Underground reporter Brent Warren to talk about how she came in to her role, the interdependence of mobility in Columbus, mobility as a service, the state of affairs at COTA, and where they’re going. Shownotes […]

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Interview: COTA CEO Joanna Pinkerton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: COTA CEO Joanna Pinkerton

Joanna Pinkerton was named the new President and CEO of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) in March of this year. Since that time, Smart Columbus has rolled out a series of electric vehicle and tech-centric initiatives, a driverless shuttle has started running in a loop Downtown, and hundreds of rentable scooters (as well as […]

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COTA Receives National Award, Ridership Up on Redesigned Network

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Receives National Award, Ridership Up on Redesigned Network

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) was recognized today at its annual luncheon with the Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The award is handed out to three transit agencies each year; COTA won for systems offering between 4 million and 20 million rides a year (COTA had […]

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Free Downtown Bus Pass Program Launches

Brent Warren Brent Warren Free Downtown Bus Pass Program Launches

C-Pass, the free bus pass program that aims to convert thousands of Downtown employees into regular users of the Central Ohio Transit Authority( COTA), is set to officially roll out on Friday. As of Tuesday, 218 Downtown businesses – out of a total of about 1,000 that are within the boundaries of the program – […]

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COTA Names Joanna Pinkerton as New CEO

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Names Joanna Pinkerton as New CEO

Following a seven month search process, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has announced its new CEO. Joanna Pinkerton, the chief operating officer of Transportation Research Center Inc., was unanimously approved for the position by COTA’s Board of Trustees today. “I am honored the Board of Trustees has selected me to lead COTA and build on the […]

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