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MORPC Exploring Feasibility of Chicago-Columbus High Speed Rail

Walker Evans Walker Evans MORPC Exploring Feasibility of Chicago-Columbus High Speed Rail

As it turns out, a change.org petition is sometimes all it takes to make some changes. In October, we reported that local alternative transportation advocacy group Transit Columbus had published an online petition to encourage the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) to further explore the feasibility of a new high speed rail corridor running […]

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Create Columbus Grants $60,000 to YP-Centric Programs and Events

Walker Evans Walker Evans Create Columbus Grants $60,000 to YP-Centric Programs and Events

The Create Columbus Commission launched a new grant program in July that planned to fund local initiatives with a goal of better engaging young professionals in the city to assist with attraction and retention efforts. The group announced on Friday the eight recipient organizations of the 2013 grant funding and how each program would best […]

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Advocates Push for Next Step in Columbus-Chicago Passenger Rail Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren Advocates Push for Next Step in Columbus-Chicago Passenger Rail Proposal

A proposal to connect Chicago and Columbus with high-speed passenger rail is seeing new signs of life. Local advocacy group Transit Columbus has started a petition on change.org that focuses on the next step in the process; a ‘Tier One’ environmental assessment that would cost about $2 million dollars. The group hopes to influence the Mid-Ohio […]

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High Speed Rail Line Proposed Between Columbus and Chicago

Brent Warren Brent Warren High Speed Rail Line Proposed Between Columbus and Chicago

A rail advocacy group in Fort Wayne called the Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association last week unveiled a study (PDF) looking at the feasibility of running a 110-mph passenger rail line between Columbus and Chicago. The study, which calls for upgrading existing freight lines, estimates that the entire project would cost about $1.285 billion and be […]

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Transit Columbus Launches Advocacy Group for Public Transportation

Walker Evans Walker Evans Transit Columbus Launches Advocacy Group for Public Transportation

Transit Columbus publicly launched their advocacy group yesterday, and plan to serve as a voice for a regional, multi-model public transportation network in Central Ohio. Their focus includes buses, light rail, passenger rail, bicycle and pedestrian options and alternatives. “As Columbus celebrates its bicentennial, our region is on the verge of becoming one of the nation’s premiere […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION