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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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Final Report Released as Smart City Challenge Comes to an End

Brent Warren Brent Warren Final Report Released as Smart City Challenge Comes to an End

Expectations were high when Columbus won the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge in 2016, beating out a host of other cities, including Austin, Portland and San Fransisco. The win unlocked $40 million in federal grant money and a $10 million grant from Paul Allen’s Vulcan, Inc., but local leaders talked up the potential for […]

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Front Street Bridge to be Replaced as I-70/71 Split Project Continues

Brent Warren Brent Warren Front Street Bridge to be Replaced as I-70/71 Split Project Continues

The next phase of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s I-70/71 split project is now back on track and scheduled to begin early next year. As part of that phase, the South Front Street bridge that spans the freeway between the Brewery District and Downtown will be replaced with a new, wider bridge that will feature […]

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Mayors, Amtrak Make Pitch for Ohio Expansion

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mayors, Amtrak Make Pitch for Ohio Expansion

Amtrak officials are enlisting Ohio’s local leaders to make the case for the expansion of passenger rail service in the state. At a virtual media event held yesterday with the mayors of Cleveland, Dayton and Crestline, Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn stressed the importance of Ohio to the agency’s overall expansion plans. Amtrak’s 2035 Vision plan […]

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COTA Brings Express Lines Back, but Riders Still Waiting for Late Night Service

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Brings Express Lines Back, but Riders Still Waiting for Late Night Service

Last week, several express lines starting running again for the first time since the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) was forced to start cutting back service in mid-March of last year. The return of COTA’s limited-service, rush-hour-focused lines is a sign that some level of demand is returning for buses that take commuters from the […]

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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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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

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

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