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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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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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Planning Work Continues on Columbus to Chicago High Speed Rail Idea

Brent Warren Brent Warren Planning Work Continues on Columbus to Chicago High Speed Rail Idea

Although it’s been nearly two years since we first reported on the proposal to build a high-speed passenger rail connection between Columbus and Chicago, the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has quietly kept up their planning efforts, coordinating communication among the local jurisdictions along the proposed line and supporting two separate proposals submitted last fall […]

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How much is Columbus Missing Out on Without Rail Transit?

Walker Evans Walker Evans How much is Columbus Missing Out on Without Rail Transit?

Columbus has regularly been cited as the largest city in the United States with no passenger rail transit service of any kind at all. And yet, despite that fact, our city seems to be doing ok. Urban Analyst Aaron Renn has referred to Columbus as “The New Midwestern Star” and recently stated that Columbus has […]

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Design Digest: mode architects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design Digest: mode architects

Mode is a small firm with a broad portfolio that includes interior design, branding, and historic building renovations. Previously known as ON Architects, the German Village-based firm rebranded at the beginning of this year. Owner Mark Ours was kind enough to respond to our questions; providing some insight on the rebrand, the challenges of mixing modern […]

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Airport Task Force to Take a Broad Look at Rail Options

Brent Warren Brent Warren Airport Task Force to Take a Broad Look at Rail Options

Although its first meeting has yet to be scheduled, an outline of what the new airport task force will be tasked with is beginning to take shape. The task force, which was first announced in Mayor Michael Coleman’s State of the City Address, will take a broad look at the possibility of rail service to […]

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Public Transit Ridership at Highest Levels in Nearly 60 Years

Walker Evans Walker Evans Public Transit Ridership at Highest Levels in Nearly 60 Years

The renewed interest in public transit ridership is something often discussed on Columbus Underground as a trend for millennials and urban dwellers that continue to relocate to walkable urban neighborhoods where transit systems are easiest to use. Yesterday, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released new ridership numbers that show that this trend is on […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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