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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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Lots of Options Available for Free and Discounted Rides to the Polls

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lots of Options Available for Free and Discounted Rides to the Polls

Several nonprofit organizations, along with most of the “shared mobility” companies that operate in Columbus, are working to ensure that transportation is not a barrier for citizens hoping to vote on November 6. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. To find your polling location, visit the Franklin County Board […]

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Lyft Resumes Service in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lyft Resumes Service in Columbus

Columbus Underground reported in February that ride-share service Lyft may be planning a return to the Columbus market, and today the company has made the news official. The company began signing up new drivers several months ago, and the service is scheduled to go live today at noon. “We’re thrilled to be back in Columbus, […]

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Lyft may be Planning Return to Columbus Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lyft may be Planning Return to Columbus Market

For a short time, Columbus was home to two ride sharing services. Uber launched in late 2013 while competitor Lyft got started in early 2014. Lyft’s run was short lived, as the service went on an indefinite hiatus in January 2015, citing “mounting legal pressure from local regulators” that made it difficult for their peer-to-peer platform […]

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Opinion: Lyft’s Parting Complaints Smell Fishy

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Opinion: Lyft’s Parting Complaints Smell Fishy

On January 19, the car-staches will be gone. Lyft, the ridesharing startup, has announced that it will “pause” its Columbus operations for the time being, offering its local drivers an opportunity to work in Cincinnati instead. The reason for the “pause” as stated in Lyft’s email to its drivers is that “as the Lyft community […]

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Lyft Exiting Columbus Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lyft Exiting Columbus Market

Ridesharing app Lyft announced to its drivers this evening that it will be “pausing” Columbus operations in two weeks, citing “mounting legal pressure from local regulators” that make it difficult for their peer-to-peer platform to operate. The San Francisco based company launched Columbus service in February of last year, ahead of City Council’s plans to […]

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