Columbus artist Jenny Fine says her camera has become a tool for facilitating intimacy between herself and her family, and nowhere is that more evident than in her “Flat Granny” series, soon to be on view at the Dublin Arts Council. The artist photographed her grandmother during the last ten years of her life.
COTA Ridership Falling In 2013
Officials at the Columbus area bus agency are trying to figure out why ridership has dropped 2.5 percent through the first five months of the year.
Central Ohio Transit Authority officials say one culprit is Ohio State University’s switch to semesters, with spring exams ending at the end of April, a month earlier than a year ago.
COTA provided about 7.7 million rides through May compared to about 7.9 million during the same period in 2012.
COTA was considered the country’s fastest-growing transit agency in 2011 with 18.8 million rides.
Ridership has declined since then, with the agency blaming an operators’ strike and a crackdown on Ohio State students using inactive identification cards for a 2012 decline.