Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
The Central Ohio Transit Authority faces a potential strike by its drivers and maintenance workers. Union membership has given its leaders authorization to call a strike pending the outcome of a contract vote later today.
A new snapshot of public transit shows Columbus had the highest percentage increase in bus ridership in the nation. During the last three months, the Central Ohio Transit Authority boosted ridership by nearly 11 percent.
“We did get comments that it was racially motivated and economically motivated but that did not factor into either our initial plans to move it or our decision to leave the route where it is.” Bill Lhota, COTA President.
The Columbus Board of Education will send COTA $894,000 to let high schoolers ride for free.
The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission Thursday will ask Central Ohio drivers to leave their cars at home. MORPC wants drivers to walk, ride their bikes, take the bus or car pool. What would it take for you to leave your car at home every day?
Central Ohioans always are being encouraged to take alternate modes of transportation, be it the bus, a bike or just walking. And this Thursday, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission wants people to abandon their car for the day. WOSU takes a look at what would happen if people really abandoned their cars in Central Ohio, for good.
On Wednesday the Central Ohio Transit Authority held a grand opening ceremony for its Mobility Services Facility on Fields Avenue in Columbus. Mobility Services is the part of COTA that provides transportation for disabled riders under the “Mainstream” program. But the addition of a new assessment center has some disabled riders worried.
An independent transit consultant is looking at how the Central Ohio Transit Authority serves downtown Columbus. One suggestion is to re-route most COTA buses off High Street between the Franklin County courthouse and Nationwide Boulevard.
At a time when tax-supported agencies are considering deep cuts at the state and federal level, the Central Ohio Transit Authority is making plans to expand COTA says it will add buses and hire more drivers in 2011.
Central Ohio Transit Authority riders can expect to pay more for a bus ride after the first of the year. COTA officials say the fare increases are overdue. WOSU reports some COTA riders wonder where they’ll get the extra cash for the more expensive tickets.