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Design Digest: BBCO Design

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design Digest: BBCO Design

BBCO Design has become known in Columbus for their modern take on apartment living with such projects as the View on High, East Village, and the recently-announced View on Fifth. A recent feature in Metropreneur told the story of husband and wife team Bhakti Bania and Bharat Baste and how they built their business in […]

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Lancaster Seeing Early Success With First Bus Route

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lancaster Seeing Early Success With First Bus Route

Buses started running up and down Memorial Drive in Lancaster on July 1st, marking the start of a six-month trial period for the new bus route. The only public transportation previously available to residents of Lancaster, a city of 38,000 southeast of Columbus, was a door-to-door service requiring advanced reservations. The new bus route runs […]

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Universitas Event to Ask; How Can We Redesign the COTA Experience?

Brent Warren Brent Warren Universitas Event to Ask; How Can We Redesign the COTA Experience?

Universitas, a local group that hosts monthly meetings on a wide range of topics, is turning its attention this month to public transit in Columbus. On Wednesday, March 6th at 6PM, at the Center for Creativity at the Columbus Museum of Art, the group will host a discussion that starts with the question: “How can […]

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COTA Service Disrupted by Bus Driver Union Strike

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Service Disrupted by Bus Driver Union Strike

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has suspended public transit services until further notice as the Transport Workers Union Local 208 began their strike at 3am this morning. A new tentative agreement between COTA Administrators and the Union was reached early this morning, but the Union isn’t scheduled to vote on the agreement until 6pm this […]

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Alternatives to Riding COTA

Walker Evans Walker Evans Alternatives to Riding COTA

If you rely on the bus to get to work, school or anywhere else, then you’re probably wondering what your options are while the COTA bus drivers are striking today. Thankfully, the non-fixed-route ADA services will continue as normal for riders with disabilities who qualify for those services. For the rest of us, the options […]

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Columbus Workforce Commuting Changes Slightly Over Past 10 Years

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Workforce Commuting Changes Slightly Over Past 10 Years

An article recently posted by Wendell Cox at NewGeography.com analyzes the trends in workforce commutes all over the US between 2000 and 2010. The general trends indicate that solo automobile commuting is still the dominant method of transportation, but many cities made gains in both public transit and bicycle commuting over the past 10 years. […]

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COTA Service Changes Effective Monday, January 5

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will implement its January 2009 Service Changes on Monday, January 5. The service changes, which are part of COTA’s ongoing expansion program, feature expanded service on existing routes as well as new routes.  In addition, a number of key routes have been modified to expand frequency of service, extend […]

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