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Opinion: car2go’s Departure Should Refocus Investment Toward Public Transit

Ilke Akcasoy Ilke Akcasoy Opinion: car2go’s Departure Should Refocus Investment Toward Public Transit

In the past few years, Columbus has embarked on a collective journey to enhance mobility in our community. The recent announcement of car2go’s decision to discontinue services in Columbus has come as a blow to all of us whose excitement has grown around the recent energy and investments into Columbus’ transportation system. In this moment, […]

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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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Megalopolis 2050: Building Tall

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Megalopolis 2050: Building Tall

Density is a defining characteristic of great cities past and present. With momentum for explosive growth building (think HQ2 and Market Tower) how will land use and demand change neighborhoods, people, transportation and the future skyline of Columbus? Steve Schoeny, Director, Department of Development Columbus leads the discussion featuring Daniel Ayars, Design Principal, NBBJ, and […]

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COTA Rolling Out New Fareboxes, Mobile Payment Coming Soon

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Rolling Out New Fareboxes, Mobile Payment Coming Soon

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is testing out a new farebox that will allow riders to pay for a bus ride with their cell phone. The new boxes will be on all buses before the end of the year, which is also the time-table for rolling out the mobile payment capability. Here’s how it […]

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COTA Looks to Transit App to Ease Transition to New Bus Network

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Looks to Transit App to Ease Transition to New Bus Network

With less than two weeks before the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) rolls out its redesigned bus network, the agency is working to make sure the transition to the new system goes as smoothly as possible. Riders can now use the Transit App to map out exactly about how their commute will change on May […]

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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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Transit Proposals Beginning to Generate Discussion

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transit Proposals Beginning to Generate Discussion

The city’s new Connect Columbus initiative got started last month with multiple “plan van” appearances around town and a series of meetings on the west side. Among the proposals and ideas discussed is a look at four different “premium transit” scenarios. Should Columbus pursue a straight-line light rail system like Salt Lake City, or a […]

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