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Wasted Space in Downtown: Old Highway Feeders

Walker Evans Walker Evans

It’s been over a year since our last installment of “Wasted Space in Downtown“, and this new update is actually a bit of a unique one. Normally we examine some of the existing holes in our downtown streetscape, but today we’re taking looking ahead at some potential wasted space that could be materializing in the […]


71/665 interchange opens door to Rickenbacker

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Dispatch: Grove City expects payday in upgrade By Martin Rozenman Grove City’s leaders plan a revamped interchange at I-71 and Rt. 665 like the one Columbus and Dublin built to untangle Sawmill Road at I-270. Called a “single-point urban interchange,” the $44 million project is scheduled to open in 2011. Construction would start […]


Jolene Molitoris is New Head of ODOT

Anne Evans Anne Evans

Press Release: Ohio Governor Ted Strickland today appointed Jolene Molitoris as the next director of the Ohio Department of Transportation, upon the retirement of current ODOT Director James Beasley on January 30th. Assistant Director Molitoris will be the first woman to lead this multi-modal agency. “Jim has made lasting impacts during his time at the […]


Consider Biking Needs Your Help

Anne Evans Anne Evans

If you are an experienced cyclist and know your ways around Columbus, Consider Biking needs your help! They have put together a Bicycle Usability Map and now they need your help to verify and validate the “levels of service” (routes) on the map. Consider Biking is seeking 20 volunteers to: 1) attend a 4+ hour workshop […]

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Final Results from the 2008 COTA Challenge

Walker Evans Walker Evans Final Results from the 2008 COTA Challenge

If you haven’t been following along, Jeff Johnson began a project last January that he calls “The COTA Challenge“. He wanted to see how much money he could save on gasoline and car costs over the course of an entire year by riding the bus as much as possible. Jeff posted a lot of blog […]


Bill Lhota answers your Light Rail questions

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Bill Lhota, the President and CEO at COTA, had a busy day on Friday fielding calls and questions from the local media on the announcement of the new Light Rail Proposal that was released on Thursday. Still, he made time to fit Columbus Underground into the mix and answer a variety of questions being posed […]


Transportation MATTERS coalition has been formed

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(Press Release) A new broad-based, statewide transportation coalition has been formed to advocate for a strategic new approach to improving transportation in Ohio, including new and increased funding for all modes of travel, it was announced on Tuesday.


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