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Study Recommends Dense Development, Better Transit for Five Corridors

Brent Warren Brent Warren Study Recommends Dense Development, Better Transit for Five Corridors

Nearly five years ago, the Insight 2050 initiative helped to shine a light on the challenges that Central Ohio will face as a predicted one million new people move into the region. Today, with growth continuing at its highest rate yet — about 120 people are moving into the region every day — a new […]

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MORPC: State Of The Region

Anne Evans Anne Evans MORPC: State Of The Region

The 2019 State of the Region will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. State of the Region is one of Central Ohio’s most significant events of the year. At the 2019 State of the Region luncheon, we will highlight community accomplishments and […]

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Interview: Brent Crawford and Bob Hoying

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Brent Crawford and Bob Hoying

The Insight 2050 initiative from the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has drawn a lot of attention to predicted population and job growth in the region and the need to plan for it. City planners, elected officials, and developers all tend to agree on one basic takeaway of the study – that future development […]

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The Confluence Cast: Crawford Hoying

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Crawford Hoying

The test of an organization is how it responds to adversity. Such was true for development organization Crawford Hoying during the recession. With multiple developments built and thriving since then, principals Brent Crawford and Bob Hoying sat down with Columbus Underground reporter Brent Warren to discuss how a chance meeting in the late 1990’s led […]

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C-Pass Users Helping to Boost COTA Ridership

Brent Warren Brent Warren C-Pass Users Helping to Boost COTA Ridership

Downtown workers who have signed up for free bus passes through the C-Pass program have taken about 460,000 rides since the program launched in June. Those employees have had an impact on overall ridership, particularly as measured by how many people are traveling in and out of Downtown at rush hour. Numbers provided by the […]

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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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