Category Archives: Transportation

COTA Launches Direct Bus Service between Downtown and Airport

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The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) recently launched AirConnect to provide daily direct bus service between downtown Columbus and Port Columbus International Airport. The buses, which will be specially branded similar to the CBus for easy identification, arrive at designated stops in downtown Columbus and at the airport every 30 minutes between 6 am and 9 pm daily to serve hotel, convention center and business visitors.  Read more. The new service is part of larger system wide advancements by COTA to enhance connectivity and accessibility not just for visitors, but … Read More

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Community Steps Up to Support City’s Bid for Smart Cities Challenge Grant

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Central Ohio businesses, institutions and organizations have stepped up to support the city of Columbus’ effort to win the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart Cities Challenge grant by pledging $90 million in private support for the initiative, well beyond the $50 million required to match the grant. Columbus is one of seven finalists competing to win a $40 million grant to test future modes of transportation. The winning city also will receive an additional $10 million from Vulcan Inc., a company founded by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft Corp. Columbus … Read More

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You Get What You Pay For

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ULI’s senior resident fellows debate the correlation between high-tax states and economic vitality and explore the future of low-tax, low-investment states. How do we equalize opportunity, or are we relegating some states to a bad future? What does this mean for your business? We guarantee you will finish this video from the 2014 ULI Spring Meeting in Vancouver with a different perspective.  

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Where Americans Want to Live: ULI Report Explores Community Preferences

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America in 2013 A new ULI report underscores the influence that growing demographic groups in the U.S.–in particular Generation Y, African Americans, and Latinos–will have on reshaping urban growth patterns by spurring more development of compact, mixed-use communities with reliable, convenient transit service. Read more about the findings in the America in 2013 report. Download key findings. Download the technical report for the 2013 survey. Download the appendix for the technical report.

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How to Make Suburbs Work Like Cities

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It is not always about downtown. The projected population growth in Central Ohio in the year 2050 is to be equal to the entire City of Boston. This growth will not only happen in downtown Columbus–a majority of the growth will be in the suburbs. It is now more important than ever to “encourage compact growth”  and to develop “new approaches to solving infrastructure and land use challenges”. Read more on How to Make Suburbs Work Like Cities. Want more information on this topic? Download Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development, a … Read More

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