Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
Special COTA Buses Mulled For Columbus Hot Spots
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Central Ohio Transit Authority is developing a plan for special buses to carry riders among the hottest spots in downtown Columbus.
COTA envisions stops that include the trendy Arena District, the historic and picturesque German Village and the artsy Short North neighborhood.
Specially branded buses would run between those areas on a faster schedule than other bus lines at reduced fares or for free.
Agency officials say they’re targeting May 2014 as a possible launch date.
The agency is trying to appeal to both those who live or work downtown and to visitors who want to visit local landmarks but don’t want to figure out more-complex routes.
Similar routes have been used in Cleveland, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., among others.