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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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The Confluence Cast: Former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

How is Columbus going to deal with its anticipated growth? Former United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, who was in town for MORPC’s State of the Region meeting, sat down with Columbus Underground reporter Brent Warren to discuss that, the importance of helping people with technology, and autonomous vehicles. The Confluence Cast is sponsored by The […]

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Self-Driving Shuttle Planned for Linden

Brent Warren Brent Warren Self-Driving Shuttle Planned for Linden

A second self-driving shuttle could be roaming the streets of Columbus as soon as this fall. Smart Columbus has announced plans to establish a route in Linden for a vehicle that would function like the Smart Circuit shuttle that started operating downtown in December. The new route would connect the St. Stephens Community House, at […]

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The Confluence Cast: COTA’s Joanna Pinkerton

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: COTA’s Joanna Pinkerton

With nearly a year in to her role as president and CEO of COTA, Joanna Pinkerton sat down with Columbus Underground reporter Brent Warren to talk about how she came in to her role, the interdependence of mobility in Columbus, mobility as a service, the state of affairs at COTA, and where they’re going. Shownotes […]

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Touch-Screen Kiosks Coming to Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Touch-Screen Kiosks Coming to Downtown

A new style of interactive kiosks that go by the name of “IKE” will be installed Downtown and in a handful of other neighborhoods. Developed by Columbus-based Orange Barrel Media, the new touch-screen design has been piloted in Denver and is now being rolled out in other cities. The Downtown Commission this morning heard about […]

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Self-Driving Shuttles Arrive in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Self-Driving Shuttles Arrive in Columbus

On Monday, curious riders can take a spin in an autonomous vehicle in Downtown Columbus, traversing a short span in the RiverSouth area along the Scioto Mile. New vehicles will offer free rides on a loop — dubbed “Smart Circuit” — between the Smart Columbus Experience Center and COSI. “Smart Circuit gives us an opportunity […]

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