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John Glenn International Airport

Now that Ohio no longer bans non-essential travel, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority is preparing for travelers once again.

A recovery vehicle moves a sled down a track after a test of a Hyperloop One propulsion system, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in North Las Vegas, Nev.
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The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission released a study showing that a hyperloop connecting Columbus with Chicago and Pittsburgh would be possible to build, although it didn't consider the cost of such an endeavor.

Much like Columbus' other self-driving shuttles, the LEAP vehicles can seat 12 and include one operator overseeing the technology.
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Smart Columbus has ended its investigation into a February 20 incident in which a self-driving shuttle vehicle in Linden suddenly braked and caused a passenger to fall to the floor.

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Most of the nation's airlines are beginning to require passengers to wear face coverings or masks on flights to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Southwest and Alaska Airlines announced Friday they will join American, Delta, United, Frontier and JetBlue in taking the action amid growing pressure from Congress and their own employees.

Gas prices are dropping — to less than $1 per gallon in a few locations — but most Americans aren't supposed to go anywhere. That's the irony of the coronavirus lockdown.

The national average price for a gallon of gas is now $1.997, according to AAA, and it's expected to drop further in the next few weeks — to $1.75 or even lower.

If you don't already have a REAL ID-compliant drivers license or ID, you have an additional year to get one before you probably need it to board a domestic flight.

The Dept. of Homeland Security has pushed back the enforcement deadline from Oct. 1, 2020 to Oct. 1, 2021 in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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COTA has suspended fares for passengers for the extent of the coronavirus outbreak, while requesting customers limit all non-essential bus travel.

Much like Columbus' other self-driving shuttles, the LEAP vehicles can seat 12 and include one operator overseeing the technology.
Nicole Rasul / WOSU

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has suspended 16 self-driving shuttles across the country operated by the company EasyMile following an incident in Columbus' Linden neighborhood last week.

Smart Columbus self-driving shuttles are coming to Linden.
Smart Columbus

The Linden Leap autonomous shuttles will stay off the roads until investigators determine what caused one to stop unexpectedly last Thursday afternoon, injuring one passenger.

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The Ohio House has passed a bill that would give Ohio employers up to $25,000 in tax credits for training truck drivers. The proposal is now on its way to the Senate.

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The Central Ohio Transit Authority says 2019 brought the most riders in more than 30 years.

Red motorcyle on parked on street at sunset
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A bill to let motorcyclists wear earplugs while driving has been sent to Gov. Mike DeWine for his signature after clearing the legislature.

Redlands, Calif., is known for its orange groves, its Victorian homes, and its small-town feel. Sixty miles east of Los Angeles, the city is home to about 75,000 people. But that number is expected to get a lot bigger.

"Redlands is already changing," says Mayor Paul Foster, "and this is just more of the future that's coming."

highway in Columbus
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The head of the Ohio Department of Transportation says the state is at a crossroads with policy on how to move people and products around safely and efficiently.

Sen. Sherrod Brown
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Two weeks after a deadly Pennsylvania crash that killed five people, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) continues to advocate for improved motorcoach safety.

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