95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
Youngstown State professor says transit worker bargaining rights have federal protection.
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.
Ohio’s share of the Federal Reinvestment and Recovery Act does not, as officials had hoped, contain funding for a light rail system in Columbus. The Central Ohio Transit Authority wanted several hundred million dollars for the project. Instead, COTA is expected to receive much less.
A new study shows Ohioans who received economic stimulus checks from the federal government probably spent most of that money on gasoline.
An official with the Central Ohio Transit Authority says high gasoline prices are causing more people to ride the bus.
City buses in Columbus are operating a full schedule following ratification of new three year contract by drivers and mechanis.
Members of the Transport Workers Union have voted 337 to 50 to reject a proposed wage and benefit agreement with the Central Ohio Transit Authority.