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Columbus Metropolitan Club: Hyperloop… Transforming Transport

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Columbus Metropolitan Club: Hyperloop… Transforming Transport

Panel discussion featuring Dan Katz, Director of Global Public Policy & North American Projects, Virgin Hyperloop One, Ferzan Ahmed, Vice President, AECOM, Jolene Molitoris, former Director, Ohio Department of Transportation, and Thea Walsh, Director of Transportation Systems & Funding, MORPC. In partnership with: MORPC Regular Entree: Pan seared tasso chicken with marble potatoes and asparagus. […]

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Opinion: car2go’s Exit Removes Critical Element of Transit

Brooke Wojdynski Brooke Wojdynski Opinion: car2go’s Exit Removes Critical Element of Transit

Car2go, the premiere ride-sharing service in our city, announced on May 24 that they are shutting down Columbus operations today. With 32,000 subscribers utilizing the service, some making it their primary mode of transportation — such as myself — this came unexpectedly to many in our city. Car2go continued to expand coverage and upgraded its […]

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CMC: Authorizing Transit in Central Ohio

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill CMC: Authorizing Transit in Central Ohio

Public transportation discussions seem to be popping up everywhere in Central Ohio these days and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is always at the center. Newly appointed COTA CEO, Joanna Pinkerton, will sit down with Elissa Schneider, Transit Columbus Board Member, to discuss how COTA’s major changes in 2017 have fared, what’s next for […]

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COTA May Service Change Public Information Meetings

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill COTA May Service Change Public Information Meetings

Two public information meetings will take place regarding COTA service changes that will be effective Monday, May 7, 2018: Thursday, April 12, 12:00 PM William G. Porter Boardroom (33 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215) Tuesday, April 17, 6:00 PM William G. Porter Boardroom (33 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215) COTA makes improvements to […]

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Interview: Curtis Stitt on his Tenure at COTA and the State of Public Transit in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Curtis Stitt on his Tenure at COTA and the State of Public Transit in Columbus

Curtis Stitt’s last day at the helm of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) was September 29. His five years as president and CEO capped nearly 19 in all at the agency. Columbus Underground sat down with Stitt for a wide-ranging interview just before he left, touching on everything from Smart Columbus, to the recent […]

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COTA Reveals New Transit Recommendations, Looks for Feedback

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Reveals New Transit Recommendations, Looks for Feedback

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) started its NextGen initiative nearly two years ago, hoping to lay out a long-term vision for the future of transit in the region. A lot has changed since then – including the Smart City win, which fundamentally changed the landscape of transportation planning in Columbus – leading to delays […]

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COTA Prepares for Rollout of Redesigned Bus Network

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Prepares for Rollout of Redesigned Bus Network

The bus network in Columbus is about to change in a big way, and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is working hard to get the word out before the new routes take effect on May 1. Starting in March, street teams are set to deploy to the busiest bus stops, offering information about the […]

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