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COTA Plus is an on-demand, app-based shuttle service set to start in Grove City.
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The Central Ohio Transit Authority launches its first on-demand, app-based service in Grove City on Monday.

The I-70/I-71 interchange will be getting a major redo in the coming years.
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Ohio’s legislature has assembled a bipartisan working group to study how to improve the state's infrastructure.

A styrofoam car used for simulations at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty.
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East Liberty's Transportation Research Center celebrated the opening of a new $45 million SMARTCenter to test automated cars in real-world environments.

Amtrak pulling out of Chicago's coach yard and maintenance facility.
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Train travel may seem like an outdated mode of transportation to some, but it still has many advocates. Countries in Europe and Asia continue to invest in train infrastructure while support in the U.S. has faltered. Many cities, including Columbus, no longer have passenger rail service at all.

In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo, a truck passes a red light photo enforcement sign that is placed below a red light camera at the intersection of Route 1 and Franklin Corner Road in Lawrence Township, N.J.
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While the new statewide gas tax went into effect on Monday, there are more rules in the transportation budget that go into effect July 3. Restrictions on red light cameras are among them.

Bruce Hull at his offices at the Ohio Department of Transportation in Columbus.
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If your summer travel plans involve traveling through Ohio and you're still a fan of paper maps, it's time you meet Bruce Hull.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is removing a few orange barrels from the roadways ahead of the holiday weekend. ODOT spokesman Matt Bruning says it's an effort to reduce congestion.

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Starting Monday, Ohioans will be paying more at the pump.

Joel Hunt, head of ODOT's Pollinator Habitat Program, stands in front of a patch of milkweed planted near MAPFRE Stadium.
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Semi-trailers zoom by on I-71 near MAPFRE Stadium as Joel Hunt points to a patch of milkweed, adored by monarch butterflies. It's flanked by Oxeye Sunflowers and Ohio Spiderworts, which share the same purpose: bringing in pollinators.

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A coalition of groups that advocates for low-income Ohioans says the state has made considerable progress in the effort to reduce poverty, but there is much more work to be done.

An Akron woman who’s founded youth programs is taking another step to help her community.

Sheri Yearian has been named an Emerging Cities Champion fellow by the Knight Foundation and 8 80 Cities.

She’ll receive funding to promote cycling by adding more bike racks in the Kenmore area and a bike repair stand.

A passenger waits for a Delta flight at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport on Friday, June 7, 2019.
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A line of passengers clutching suitcases and travel pillows form the TSA security line on a Friday morning at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport. They unload bags, pass through security and disperse throughout the airport – getting drinks, popping in headphones and settling into thin leather seats outside their gates.

Elderly Dublin residents wait to get into a SHARE shuttle being piloted by the city.
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On a sunny Friday morning, Ron McConnell places a step in front of his shuttle. He holds seniors’ hands one by one as they carefully climb off and ready their shopping bags.

The Transportation Union of America stands in front of a bus stop on North Third Street to protest autonomous buses.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Fully autonomous city buses might be years away, but the coalition People Before Robots is already voicing concerns about safety and jobs.  The statewide group met Thursday night in Linden.

Driverless shuttles debuted in Columbus in December 2018 as part of the Smart Columbus grant.
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On Cleveland Avenue, the a main corridor of the Linden neighborhood, cars and emergency vehicles whiz through at all hours. But many people in Linden don’t have cars.

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