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Opinion: Columbus Beats Indy in Size, Still Behind in Bike-Friendly Infrastructure

Justin Goodwin Justin Goodwin Opinion: Columbus Beats Indy in Size, Still Behind in Bike-Friendly Infrastructure

Last month, the US Census Bureau released new population estimates showing Columbus edging out Indianapolis to become the 14th largest city in the US and the second largest in the Midwest, just behind Chicago. We have seen continued growth and investment in Downtown, the Short North and surrounding neighborhoods. With new apartments and condos, more […]

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New Short North Parking Garage Open to the Public

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Short North Parking Garage Open to the Public

You may not have already noticed, but the quantity of Short North public parking spaces quietly increased by 105 spots last month. The brand new parking garage at The Castle development — located at 985 N. High St. — opened for public use on May 5. Additionally, the garage is participating in the Short North […]

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Opinion: car2go’s Exit Removes Critical Element of Transit

Brooke Wojdynski Brooke Wojdynski Opinion: car2go’s Exit Removes Critical Element of Transit

Car2go, the premiere ride-sharing service in our city, announced on May 24 that they are shutting down Columbus operations today. With 32,000 subscribers utilizing the service, some making it their primary mode of transportation — such as myself — this came unexpectedly to many in our city. Car2go continued to expand coverage and upgraded its […]

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Free Downtown Bus Pass Program Launches

Brent Warren Brent Warren Free Downtown Bus Pass Program Launches

C-Pass, the free bus pass program that aims to convert thousands of Downtown employees into regular users of the Central Ohio Transit Authority( COTA), is set to officially roll out on Friday. As of Tuesday, 218 Downtown businesses – out of a total of about 1,000 that are within the boundaries of the program – […]

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Opinion: car2go’s Departure Should Refocus Investment Toward Public Transit

Ilke Akcasoy Ilke Akcasoy Opinion: car2go’s Departure Should Refocus Investment Toward Public Transit

In the past few years, Columbus has embarked on a collective journey to enhance mobility in our community. The recent announcement of car2go’s decision to discontinue services in Columbus has come as a blow to all of us whose excitement has grown around the recent energy and investments into Columbus’ transportation system. In this moment, […]

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car2go Carsharing Services to Leave Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman car2go Carsharing Services to Leave Columbus

In a decision effective May 31, 2018, car2go’s carsharing services will be discontinued in Columbus. In 2013, car2go was the first company to bring one-way carsharing to the Central Ohio area. But the company says a lack of adoption of its services has lead to the decision to discontinue operations here. In an email, car2go […]

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CMC: COTA’s New CEO Takes the Wheel

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill CMC: COTA’s New CEO Takes the Wheel

Public transportation discussions seem to be popping up everywhere in Central Ohio these days and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is always at the center. Newly appointed COTA CEO, Joanna Pinkerton, will sit down with Elissa Schneider, Transit Columbus Board Member, to discuss how COTA’s major changes in 2017 have fared, what’s next for […]

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