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City Now Restricting Scooter Use in the Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Now Restricting Scooter Use in the Short North

A new policy that went into effect yesterday afternoon will restrict the use of scooters in the Short North. Users will not be able to park or ride the rentable devices along North High Street between Goodale Street and Fifth Avenue. The city’s Department of Public Service, which handles the permitting process for companies that […]

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COTA Not Bringing Back CBUS – or Late Night Service – Any Time Soon

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Not Bringing Back CBUS – or Late Night Service – Any Time Soon

Last spring, several express lines starting running again for the first time since the Central Ohio Transit Authority was forced to start cutting back bus service at the beginning of the pandemic. At the time, COTA officials expressed hope that the restoration of late night service would be the next improvement to be implemented, and suggested […]

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COTA to Implement New Fare System This Fall

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA to Implement New Fare System This Fall

The Central Ohio Transit Authority plans to implement a new fare management system this fall that it says will help save low-income riders money. The new system will allow for fare capping, meaning that it will track how many rides are taken by an individual in a month, for example, and stop charging for new rides […]

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COTA Puts Price Tag on East-West Transit Line, Will Seek Federal Funding

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Puts Price Tag on East-West Transit Line, Will Seek Federal Funding

The plan to build a Bus Rapid Transit corridor that will stretch from the far west side of Columbus to the far east side moved another step closer to reality this week. The Board of Trustees of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) voted to approve what is known as a “locally preferred alternative” for […]

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The Confluence Cast: Futurist Rebecca Ryan

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Futurist Rebecca Ryan

As we navigate change, how can we create actionable plans for the future? Futurist Rebecca Ryan has a few ideas. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, her past work in Columbus led to the advent of the city’s young professional initiatives. We discussed the work of a futurist, the tangible things that can be done to improve […]

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Will ODOT’s New Walking and Biking Plan Make a Difference?

Brent Warren Brent Warren Will ODOT’s New Walking and Biking Plan Make a Difference?

A new plan released by the Ohio Department of Transportation calls for an increased focus on the safety of cyclists and walkers in the state. The report, called Walk.Bike.Ohio, is the first statewide bike and pedestrian plan ever produced by the agency. “The development of Walk.Bike.Ohio has helped us to establish a statewide vision for […]

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FlixBus Returns to Columbus, Offering Service to Four Cities

Brent Warren Brent Warren FlixBus Returns to Columbus, Offering Service to Four Cities

Starting today, July 1, bus riders looking for an alternative to Greyhound will have a new option for travel to Dayton, Indianapolis, Chicago and Milwaukee. FlixBus, a German-based company that began operating inter-city bus routes in the U.S. in 2018, is returning to Columbus after operating here for several months in late 2019 and early […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

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

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