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Franklinton Trail and Park Plans Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Franklinton Trail and Park Plans Moving Forward

The next two years could see several different projects spearheaded by the city’s Recreation and Parks Department come to fruition in Franklinton. Plans for a new bike and pedestrian bridge over the Scioto River and an off-street trail along Souder Avenue are moving forward, although the details have changed since the idea was first proposed […]

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ODOT Spending Nearly $2 Billion on Highway Projects in 2021

Walker Evans Walker Evans ODOT Spending Nearly $2 Billion on Highway Projects in 2021

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will spend a total of $1.92 billion during the 2021 construction season, spread across 956 individual projects in Ohio. The funding will primarily go toward maintenance, safety and repairs for existing bridges and roads. “Ohio’s ability to safely and easily move people and goods is vital as we continue […]

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Lawmakers Propose Restoration of Transportation Funding to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Lawmakers Propose Restoration of Transportation Funding to Pre-Pandemic Levels

By Tyler Buchanan Some want to see lowering of electric vehicle fees It’s been something of a wild ride for public transportation funding during the budget negotiation process thus far in 2021, but advocates are pleased with the direction things are headed. Gov. Mike DeWine called for a significant decrease in spending on public transportation in […]

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City to Lower Speed Limits Downtown as Part of Vision Zero Effort

Brent Warren Brent Warren City to Lower Speed Limits Downtown as Part of Vision Zero Effort

The City of Columbus has made its first commitments toward improving road safety since signing on to the Vision Zero initiative last year. Headlining the list is a plan to impose a speed limit of 25 mph on all Downtown streets, but also included are commitments to improve 60 crosswalks throughout the city, make safety-related […]

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LinkUs Team Presents Vision for Northwest Transit Corridor

Brent Warren Brent Warren LinkUs Team Presents Vision for Northwest Transit Corridor

The City of Columbus and its partners have made some key decisions regarding a planned transit corridor along Olentangy River Road. During an informational meeting about the project held virtually last week, Kristina Whitfield, Project Planner with consultant Kimley-Horn, said that the best chance for the corridor to receive federal funding moving forward is if […]

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Parking and Transit Apps Get Upgrades as Smart Columbus Projects Wind Down

Brent Warren Brent Warren Parking and Transit Apps Get Upgrades as Smart Columbus Projects Wind Down

Columbus won the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City challenge in 2016, unlocking $40 million in federal grant money and a $10 million grant from Paul Allen’s Vulcan, Inc. Now, with the four-year initiative set to wind down, some of the projects funded by that money will end completely, some will continue with different funding sources, […]

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COTA Sets Date for Return to Fare Collection

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Sets Date for Return to Fare Collection

The Central Ohio Transit Authority will resume collecting fares on its buses on January 11. Bus rides have been free since March 19, when the agency’s Board of Trustees voted to suspend fare collection and to require passengers to board the bus at the side door instead of the front. Riders can buy new a […]

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