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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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Dublin Partners with Microtransit Startup SHARE for a More Mobile Workforce

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Dublin Partners with Microtransit Startup SHARE for a More Mobile Workforce

The city of Dublin has traditionally been a place where central Ohio area employees needed a car to get to and from work. There is only limited access to COTA bus lines, and those that do ride have to change buses multiple times, walk, and/or take a Lyft or Uber from their bus stop to […]

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Next Step for the Hyperloop? A $500 Million Test Track

Brent Warren Brent Warren Next Step for the Hyperloop? A $500 Million Test Track

An XP-1 Hyperloop pod was unveiled yesterday morning in a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside COSI. It was the first of several events being held this week to promote the futuristic technology and the possibility that Columbus could be involved in its inaugural line. The pod being displayed (yesterday it was at COSI, today it will be […]

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Third Street Pop-Up Mobility Experiment (July 22-Aug 2)

Anne Evans Anne Evans Third Street Pop-Up Mobility Experiment (July 22-Aug 2)

Starting Monday July 22, 2019, a two-week experiment will remove all parking and valet during the week from 3-6p to create a shared bus/bike/scooters lane on the far right side of Third Street. Drivers will be prohibited from entering this lane prematurely to turn right during these hours. I’m sure many of you have experienced […]

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