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Ginther Taps Chief of Staff for Mayoral Transition, Seeks Resumes for City Hall

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ginther Taps Chief of Staff for Mayoral Transition, Seeks Resumes for City Hall

While many people will be taking time off for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve and other holidays through the end of the year, Columbus Mayor-Elect Andrew Ginther announced yesterday that he is just beginning work on his transition from City Council President into his new role as Mayor on January 1st. “We are taking the […]

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Mayoral Candidates Share Big Ideas with Columbus Underground

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayoral Candidates Share Big Ideas with Columbus Underground

Last week, Columbus Underground interviewed both Columbus mayoral candidates live on Periscope to find out more about their visions for the future of the city. Each candidate offered their opinions across a broad spectrum of topics, which we’ve transcribed snippets below to help better inform voters on major issues. Public Safety and Police Forces Zach […]

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Mayoral Candidates to Participate in Live Interviews with Columbus Underground

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayoral Candidates to Participate in Live Interviews with Columbus Underground

With only 15 days left until election day, local voters are expected to finalize their views and opinions on a variety issues and candidates before casting their votes on November 3rd (unless of course, you’ve already early voted). The biggest local race this year is between mayoral candidates Andrew Ginther and Zach Scott, and Columbus […]

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Advocates Push for Next Step in Columbus-Chicago Passenger Rail Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren Advocates Push for Next Step in Columbus-Chicago Passenger Rail Proposal

A proposal to connect Chicago and Columbus with high-speed passenger rail is seeing new signs of life. Local advocacy group Transit Columbus has started a petition on change.org that focuses on the next step in the process; a ‘Tier One’ environmental assessment that would cost about $2 million dollars. The group hopes to influence the Mid-Ohio […]

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High Speed Rail Line Proposed Between Columbus and Chicago

Brent Warren Brent Warren High Speed Rail Line Proposed Between Columbus and Chicago

A rail advocacy group in Fort Wayne called the Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association last week unveiled a study (PDF) looking at the feasibility of running a 110-mph passenger rail line between Columbus and Chicago. The study, which calls for upgrading existing freight lines, estimates that the entire project would cost about $1.285 billion and be […]

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62 New Bike Racks Installed in Past Three Months

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Thanks in part to the massive feedback and suggestions submitted right here on Columbus Underground, the City of Columbus has managed to install 62 new bike racks in 24 locations around the city between July 24th and October 2nd. New locations include The South Campus Gateway, The Columbus Athletic Club, Studio 35, Cafe Corner, Cafe […]

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