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Lots of Options Available for Free and Discounted Rides to the Polls

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lots of Options Available for Free and Discounted Rides to the Polls

Several nonprofit organizations, along with most of the “shared mobility” companies that operate in Columbus, are working to ensure that transportation is not a barrier for citizens hoping to vote on November 6. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. To find your polling location, visit the Franklin County Board […]

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UberEATS Food Delivery Launches in Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega UberEATS Food Delivery Launches in Columbus

Starting today hungry Columbusites can call on Uber drivers for food delivery from roughly 90 different local restaurants. UberEATS, the latest venture for the ride-hailing app, Uber, announced its launch in Columbus last night at the Vue on Liberty Street in the Brewery District. Business owners from Phatt Taco, Bareburger, 6-1-Pho and others who’ve already […]

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The Confluence Cast: Carless in Columbus

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Carless in Columbus

People like the idea of living without a car. Why don’t they? This week’s episode has it’s foundation in an interview with Cleve Ricksecker, the executive director of the two Downtown Special Improvement Districts (SID). We discuss SIDs, commuter culture in Columbus, and have a frank discussion about the race and class lines here. Cleve’s passion for a […]

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Opinion: Lyft’s Parting Complaints Smell Fishy

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Opinion: Lyft’s Parting Complaints Smell Fishy

On January 19, the car-staches will be gone. Lyft, the ridesharing startup, has announced that it will “pause” its Columbus operations for the time being, offering its local drivers an opportunity to work in Cincinnati instead. The reason for the “pause” as stated in Lyft’s email to its drivers is that “as the Lyft community […]

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Uber Expanding Short North Offices

Walker Evans Walker Evans Uber Expanding Short North Offices

Uber officially launched in Columbus back in October, and the ride-sharing app-based transportation service is ready to expand. Their local team, led by General Manager James Ondrey, has been operating out of Short North coworking business Workshop Co. since October, and have just announced that they will be leasing the full space upon the closure of […]

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City Hall Meeting Addresses New Transportation Model to Hit Columbus

Wes Burden Wes Burden City Hall Meeting Addresses New Transportation Model to Hit Columbus

An agenda meeting held within a packed City Hall Chamber Tuesday night signified the separation between those who support and oppose peer-to-peer transportation within the city of Columbus. Held in accordance by City Council’s Development Committee, chaired by councilmember Michelle Mills, the meeting was designed to explain the proposed peer-to-peer transportation network services and how […]

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Lyft Launching in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lyft Launching in Columbus

Lyft, the San Francisco-based ridesharing app that calls itself “your friend with a car,” is set to launch in Columbus on Friday. Starting at 8pm, users in Columbus who have downloaded the app will be able to request a ride from the small network of drivers that have already been vetted and approved by the […]

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