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CoGo Adding E-Bikes, More Stations

Brent Warren Brent Warren CoGo Adding E-Bikes, More Stations

Big changes are in store for CoGo, the bike share system with the fixed docking stations that has operated in Columbus since 2013. About 250 e-bikes – bikes that are equipped with a battery that provides a pedal-activated boost – will be added to the system’s fleet this spring, along with five new stations. The […]

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Alaska Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service from Columbus to Seattle

 Taijuan Moorman Alaska Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service from Columbus to Seattle

Editor’s note: This article has been updated from August 2018 to include a new, daily nonstop flight to Seattle from Alaska Airlines. Alaska Airlines has announced a second daily nonstop Seattle flight to John Glenn Columbus International Airport this summer. Flights will operate June 18 through August 17, 2020, in addition to existing year-round flights […]

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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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New Plan Will Make Transit Recommendations for Northwest Corridor

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan Will Make Transit Recommendations for Northwest Corridor

The City of Columbus announced today the next step in a process that started in back in 2014, when the Insight 2050 initiative highlighted the need for more focused and concentrated growth in the region. Last spring’s Corridor Concepts study recommended dense development and better transit along five regional corridors, and today, one of those […]

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City and COTA Announce Plan for Second Bus Lane Experiment

Brent Warren Brent Warren City and COTA Announce Plan for Second Bus Lane Experiment

Last summer, the City of Columbus and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) temporarily made one lane of Third Street Downtown open only to buses, bikes and scooters. The new alignment was only in effect during rush hour and lasted for just two weeks, but it yielded data and survey results that could be used […]

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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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Downtown Bus Ridership Has Doubled Over Past Year

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Bus Ridership Has Doubled Over Past Year

Thanks to a unique program that offers free bus passes to most Downtown workers, transit ridership for the Downtown area has more than doubled year-over-year since the program went into effect. The C-pass program is a collaborative effort between the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID), Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and the Central Ohio […]

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