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Interview: COTA’s Curtis Stitt on the Next Generation of Transit in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: COTA’s Curtis Stitt on the Next Generation of Transit in Columbus

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) recently completed a comprehensive redesign of the bus network in Columbus – their Transit System Review recommended more-frequent buses in the urban core and a host of other changes, all without increasing the overall budget. While the new network will be slowly rolled out over the course of the […]

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City Council Candidate Will Petrik Asks ‘What’s Possible?’

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea City Council Candidate Will Petrik Asks ‘What’s Possible?’

Right around the time when a community organizer from Chicago’s South Side was elected president, Will Petrik decided that he too wanted to become a community organizer. He worked in Chicago with a national student campaign against homelessness and hunger, as well as organizing students on the campus of Evergreen State College in Washington. After […]

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New Thoroughfare Plan Will Tackle Street Layout, Bike Lanes, Light Rail and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Thoroughfare Plan Will Tackle Street Layout, Bike Lanes, Light Rail and More

The City of Columbus is moving forward with their Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan, and they are hoping that you have some opinions to share about how you get around (or would like to get around) the city. The first of three “Vision and Goals” meetings is scheduled for the end of March and a website has […]

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Rep. Stinziano Talks Homelessness, Transportation and Transformation in Campaign for City Council

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Rep. Stinziano Talks Homelessness, Transportation and Transformation in Campaign for City Council

Since 2011, Michael Stinziano has served the 18th District in the Ohio House of Representatives. Now he is running for Columbus City Council, hoping to replace Council President Andrew Ginther, who will vacate his seat as he campaigns for mayor. In an interview with Columbus Underground, Stinziano said one reason he wants to transition from state to […]

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Light Rail in Columbus? OSU Class Gets Conversation Started Again

Brent Warren Brent Warren Light Rail in Columbus? OSU Class Gets Conversation Started Again

An OSU urban planning class has made the latest splash in what seems like a never-ending discussion in Columbus – should we add rail transit to our expanding list of alternative transportation options? With new streetcar lines under construction in Cincinnati, Kansas City, San Antonio, and St. Louis, a light rail line being installed in […]

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How much is Columbus Missing Out on Without Rail Transit?

Walker Evans Walker Evans How much is Columbus Missing Out on Without Rail Transit?

Columbus has regularly been cited as the largest city in the United States with no passenger rail transit service of any kind at all. And yet, despite that fact, our city seems to be doing ok. Urban Analyst Aaron Renn has referred to Columbus as “The New Midwestern Star” and recently stated that Columbus has […]

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Airport Task Force to Take a Broad Look at Rail Options

Brent Warren Brent Warren Airport Task Force to Take a Broad Look at Rail Options

Although its first meeting has yet to be scheduled, an outline of what the new airport task force will be tasked with is beginning to take shape. The task force, which was first announced in Mayor Michael Coleman’s State of the City Address, will take a broad look at the possibility of rail service to […]

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