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Drivers Wanted for Smart Columbus Connected Vehicle Study

Brent Warren Brent Warren Drivers Wanted for Smart Columbus Connected Vehicle Study

Officials from Smart Columbus provided an update this week on three projects that are currently moving forward in Linden, putting out a call for volunteers to assist with one of them. The organization is actively seeking drivers – people who regularly use Cleveland Avenue in Linden, as well as parts of North High Street and […]

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Linden Shuttle Cleared to Operate, But No Date Set for Return

Brent Warren Brent Warren Linden Shuttle Cleared to Operate, But No Date Set for Return

The EasyMile shuttles that were barred from operating nationwide after an incident in Linden last February are now cleared to run again, but don’t expect to see the self-driving vehicles back on local streets any time soon. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced late last week that they had approved the company’s return-to-service plan […]

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Agency Shuts Down Self-Driving Shuttles After Linden Incident

Brent Warren Brent Warren Agency Shuts Down Self-Driving Shuttles After Linden Incident

Editor’s Note (2/27/20, 9:43 a.m.): this article was updated to include more information from Smart Columbus. A February 20 incident in which a self-driving shuttle in Linden stopped suddenly has led to the vehicles being taken off the road, not only in Columbus but in 15 other cities around the country. Two shuttles began running […]

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New Station Downtown Offers Fast Charge for Electric Vehicles

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Station Downtown Offers Fast Charge for Electric Vehicles

A new charging station was installed earlier this week that will offer drivers of electric vehicles in Columbus a fast-charge, curbside option for the first time. The new station, located at 174 E. Fulton St. downtown, features public art designed by students of the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD). On hand at a […]

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New CoGo Stations Will Be Part of ‘Smart Mobility Hubs’

Brent Warren Brent Warren New CoGo Stations Will Be Part of ‘Smart Mobility Hubs’

Four new CoGo stations will be in place before the weather thaws in the spring, expanding the bike share system into Linden for the first time. The new stations, which were approved by City Council earlier this month, will come online as 33 traditional bikes and 30 electric bikes are added to the network. Although […]

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Transportation Roundup: Electric Buses, Driverless Shuttles and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transportation Roundup: Electric Buses, Driverless Shuttles and More

Taking a cue from our semi-regular Development Roundup feature, here are some smaller news items, proposals and updates from the transportation world that we’ve been following lately. Smart Columbus has selected French company EasyMile to operate its self-driving shuttle in Linden. The vehicles are ADA-accessible and can hold up to 15 passengers. Like the downtown […]

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SmART Circuit to Make Route in Franklinton

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman SmART Circuit to Make Route in Franklinton

In partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), Smart Columbus will host an art circuit on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring four artists depicting visions of Columbus’ future. The SmART Circuit will transport groups to stops along the Smart Circuit self-driving shuttle’s special summer festival route. Groups will get […]

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