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Planners See “Window of Opportunity” for Amtrak in Ohio

Brent Warren Brent Warren Planners See “Window of Opportunity” for Amtrak in Ohio

There’s been a flurry of news about Amtrak over the last few months. Earlier this year Amtrak released its 2035 Vision plan, sharing a map of routes that would be implemented if the passenger rail service received full funding from the federal government. Included on the map was the 3-C Corridor, which would connect Columbus […]

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The Confluence Cast: Behind the Hyperloop Hype

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Behind the Hyperloop Hype

When is Columbus getting a Hyperloop?! CU Reporter Brent Warren spoke with MORPC’s Director of Transportation & Infrastructure Development, Thea Ewing, to discuss where things stand with plans for the Hyperloop, what’s holding Columbus back from having mass transit, and the importance of redundancies in technology; including transportation. Shownotes for this episode Connect with the […]

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MORPC Releases Hyperloop Feasibility Study

Brent Warren Brent Warren MORPC Releases Hyperloop Feasibility Study

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has released a new report on the feasibility of connecting Chicago, Columbus and Pittsburgh via hyperloop. “We have continued to advance the work along this corridor ever since winning the Virgin Hyperloop One Global Challenge for the Midwest Connect route, and conducting this feasibility study was one of our first, […]

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Never Built Columbus: Transit

Brent Warren Brent Warren Never Built Columbus: Transit

Here’s a scene from an alternate universe – an OSU student boards a streetcar at 11th Avenue and takes it down High Street to Nationwide Boulevard, where she walks down some stairs to a boarding platform to catch a train to Cleveland for the holidays (oh, and her brother arrives from his home on the […]

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Transportation Roundup: Last Day Set For Downtown Shuttle

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transportation Roundup: Last Day Set For Downtown Shuttle

The end is near for the Smart Circuit, the driverless shuttle that has been operating in Downtown Columbus since last December. Jennifer Fening, a spokesperson for Smart Columbus, said that the contract with the shuttle’s operator – May Mobility – is nearly up, and that the last day to take a ride on one of […]

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Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Density, the Hyperloop, and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Density, the Hyperloop, and More

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is the driving force behind some high-profile initiatives in Central Ohio, such as the Insight 2050 and Corridor Concepts studies and the proposal to connect Columbus to Chicago via high speed rail or Hyperloop. Columbus Underground recently sat down with MORPC Executive Director William Murdock, who was happy to […]

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The State of Alternative Transportation in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren The State of Alternative Transportation in Columbus

Over the course of the last five years, there has been a lot of transportation news in Columbus. CoGo bike share arrived in 2013 and was the first of what would be several new mobility options, including Zagster bike share at OSU, Lyft (which came, left, and then came back), Uber, Lime dockless bikes, and, […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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