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Rev. Meredith McDougle (center) with the new Hilltop Circulator.
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In a past life, as registrar of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Columbus City Council member Mitchell Brown says he got a keen understanding of the challenges aging Ohioans face.

no parking tow zone sign
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A new lawsuit accuses Westerville-based Shamrock Towing of illegally towing thousands of vehicles since 2015.

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Statehouse visitors on Monday will get a first look at the XP-1, a prototype of the vehicle Virgin expects to use in Hyperloop systems like the one proposed for Columbus. It's the hyperloop's second stop in Columbus, after appearing in front of COSI on Sunday.

Sam Hendren

A pair of Republican senators want to keep requiring Ohio vehicles to have front license plates. A new provision that drops that requirement goes into effect next year, so the lawmakers say they still have time to fight the change.

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Train travel may seem like an outdated mode of transportation to some, but it still has many advocates.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.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

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.

David Zalubowski / Associated Press

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.

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