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CoGo Now Offering Free Rides for Healthcare Workers

Brent Warren Brent Warren CoGo Now Offering Free Rides for Healthcare Workers

Lyft is now offering free rides on CoGo bikes for healthcare workers. The company, which has operated the local bike share system since late 2018, made the announcement yesterday. “Lyft is committed to increasing transportation access to those who need it most,” said Caroline Samponaro, Head of Micromobility Policy at Lyft, in a statement. “As […]

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CoGo Adding E-Bikes, More Stations

Brent Warren Brent Warren CoGo Adding E-Bikes, More Stations

Big changes are in store for CoGo, the bike share system with the fixed docking stations that has operated in Columbus since 2013. About 250 e-bikes – bikes that are equipped with a battery that provides a pedal-activated boost – will be added to the system’s fleet this spring, along with five new stations. The […]

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Lyft Removing Scooters from Columbus (and Five Other Cities)

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lyft Removing Scooters from Columbus (and Five Other Cities)

The first casualty of the Great Scooter Wars of Columbus has officially been declared. Lyft announced yesterday that it would be pulling its eScooter vehicles and service out of Columbus, Nashville, San Antonio, Dallas, Atlanta and Phoenix. “We’re grateful to our scooter riders in Columbus as well as our partners in Columbus city government,” stated […]

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Transportation Roundup: Last Day Set For Downtown Shuttle

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transportation Roundup: Last Day Set For Downtown Shuttle

The end is near for the Smart Circuit, the driverless shuttle that has been operating in Downtown Columbus since last December. Jennifer Fening, a spokesperson for Smart Columbus, said that the contract with the shuttle’s operator – May Mobility – is nearly up, and that the last day to take a ride on one of […]

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Lyft Scooters Hit the Streets, Along with Discount for Low-Income Riders

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lyft Scooters Hit the Streets, Along with Discount for Low-Income Riders

Just shy of a year after the first rentable electric scooters were placed on Columbus streets, the ride-hailing company Lyft has entered the market. Starting this morning, users will be able to use the Lyft app to locate and rent the new scooters, which will cost one dollar to unlock and 15 cents for each […]

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The Confluence Cast: Former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

How is Columbus going to deal with its anticipated growth? Former United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, who was in town for MORPC’s State of the Region meeting, sat down with Columbus Underground reporter Brent Warren to discuss that, the importance of helping people with technology, and autonomous vehicles. The Confluence Cast is sponsored by The […]

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Participants Offer Lessons Learned from the Ditch Your Car Challenge

Brent Warren Brent Warren Participants Offer Lessons Learned from the Ditch Your Car Challenge

Columbus was one of 35 cities chosen to participate in Lyft’s Ditch Your Car initiative. The program, which kicked off on Oct. 8 and wrapped up yesterday, offers a package of transportation incentives to individuals willing to commit to leaving their personal cars parked in their garage for a month. The ride-hailing company put out […]

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