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City Tests System to Share Real-Time Parking Availability in Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Tests System to Share Real-Time Parking Availability in Short North

The City of Columbus is testing new technology that promises to eliminate the frustrating – and congestion-causing – experience of driving around and looking for available street parking in the Short North. The plan is to install sensors along the street that can tell if a spot is occupied or not. That information would then […]

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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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Lyft Scooters Hit the Streets, Along with Discount for Low-Income Riders

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lyft Scooters Hit the Streets, Along with Discount for Low-Income Riders

Just shy of a year after the first rentable electric scooters were placed on Columbus streets, the ride-hailing company Lyft has entered the market. Starting this morning, users will be able to use the Lyft app to locate and rent the new scooters, which will cost one dollar to unlock and 15 cents for each […]

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Parking Rules are Changing (Again) in The Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Parking Rules are Changing (Again) in The Short North

UPDATE: The changes outlined below will go into effect on Monday, June 24 in the Short North. Some of the new parking rules for the Short North that the City of Columbus rolled out in January will be changing this summer, including a price cut for resident guest passes and a reduction in how much […]

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