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Columbus Metropolitan Club: Hyperloop… Transforming Transport

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Columbus Metropolitan Club: Hyperloop… Transforming Transport

Panel discussion featuring Dan Katz, Director of Global Public Policy & North American Projects, Virgin Hyperloop One, Ferzan Ahmed, Vice President, AECOM, Jolene Molitoris, former Director, Ohio Department of Transportation, and Thea Walsh, Director of Transportation Systems & Funding, MORPC. In partnership with: MORPC Regular Entree: Pan seared tasso chicken with marble potatoes and asparagus. […]

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Tech Company Taking on Larger Role in Smart Columbus Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Tech Company Taking on Larger Role in Smart Columbus Projects

Pillar Technology, a growing Columbus-based company that has been active in the autonomous vehicle field for years, is now also playing a significant role in the Smart Columbus initiative. A group of Pillar employees were among the first occupants of the recently-opened Smart Columbus Experience Center. The focus of their work in the new space will […]

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Electric Scooters Now Available to Rent in and Around Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Electric Scooters Now Available to Rent in and Around Downtown

As of this morning, Columbus residents can now use their smartphones to book and pay for a ride on a small electric scooter. Dozens of the scooters, from California-based company Bird, were deployed today around Downtown, the Short North, and Bexley. Much like the LimeBikes that recently arrived in the city, the scooters are scattered throughout […]

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Driverless Shuttle Planned for Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Driverless Shuttle Planned for Downtown

A driverless shuttle bus could be roaming Downtown streets before the end of the year if a new Smart Columbus initiative moves forward as planned. Mark Patton, Smart Columbus Vice President at the Columbus Partnership, shared the news yesterday during a tour of the about-to-open Smart Columbus Experience Center. “I think the next thing that […]

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First Look: Smart Columbus Experience Center

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Smart Columbus Experience Center

The new Smart Columbus Experience Center will officially open to the public this Saturday. The space, which is located on the first floor of the former Columbia Gas building at 170 Civic Center Drive, is meant to help explain the multifaceted initiative to visitors while also offering a vision of how getting around in Columbus could […]

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Zipcar Officially Launches Car-Sharing Service in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Zipcar Officially Launches Car-Sharing Service in Columbus

Officials with the City of Columbus and private car-sharing company Zipcar gathered this morning at Columbus Commons to celebrate the launch of the service in Columbus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The program debuts with eight vehicles stationed at specific on-street pickup/drop-off points in the Short North, German Village, Weinland Park and Downtown neighborhoods. “The City […]

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Zipcar Bringing Car-Sharing Service to Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Zipcar Bringing Car-Sharing Service to Columbus

It’s been less than a month since car2go abruptly pulled their car-sharing services out of the Columbus market, but that void will soon be filled by one of their competitors. Zipcar has announced an official unveiling event next Tuesday, where they will cut a ribbon on the launch of service in the city. Similar to […]

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