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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther
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News that Amazon will build its new headquarters in the suburbs of New York City and Washington, D.C. came as no surprise to political and business leaders in Columbus. Though they're disappointed in the results, Columbus leaders hope to capitalize on the fact the city even qualified as a finalist.

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Amazon will split its second North American headquarters between New York City and a Washington D.C. suburb in Northern Virginia, following a year-long contest that pitted Columbus against cities across the U.S. and Canada.

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Columbus has been named a winner of the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, aimed at helping cities tackle climate issues.

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Monday Cincinnati is one of 20 cities awarded a grant from the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge.

In the not-too-distant future, fully autonomous vehicles will drive our streets. These cars will need to make split-second decisions to avoid endangering human lives — both inside and outside of the vehicles.

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An Ohio lawmaker co-sponsoring a bill aimed at improving teen driver safety says his support comes from a personal experience.

This isn't exactly the golden age of airline travel, but it's a pretty good time to fly by a lot of measures. Flying has never been safer. Airfares are historically low when adjusted for inflation. Technology makes it easier to search for fares and book flights while also helping airlines lose fewer bags and improve their on-time performance.

But if there's one thing air travelers still love to complain about, it's the size of economy class seats.

Construction at River & Rich in Franklinton.
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Columbus City Council is taking a close look at parking in a handful of neighborhoods, with an eye on rolling out new restrictions in the middle of next year.

The Department of Transportation has announced new federal voluntary guidance on the development and use of automated vehicles — with the goal of "removing unnecessary barriers" to innovation.

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On the corner of Fifth and Main in downtown Marysville on Thursday, officials from Honda, government types and curious shop workers hoisted cell phones to see a new smart intersection project in action. Every few minutes, a Honda SUV heads toward the intersection and stops short—the driver warned of a pedestrian, emergency vehicle or red light runner.

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Columbus City Council has sided with Mayor Andrew Ginther in his quest to keep electric scooters off of city sidewalks.

Driverless shuttles debuted in Columbus in December 2018 as part of the Smart Columbus grant.
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Driverless vehicles are coming to Columbus.

The green and white self-driving shuttle unveiled by Smart Columbus on Wednesday morning looks something like a small, rectangular minivan. A lot of windows and the logos of partner organizations decorate its sides - Smart Columbus, DriveOhio, May Mobility. 

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E. Dublin-Granville Road and Maple Canyon Drive have topped Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission's list of the top 100 High-Crash Intersections in Central Ohio. The rankings not only take into account the number of crashes, but also their severity and the rate of crashes per vehicles that go through.

Bird scooters landed in Cincinnati in July and not everybody is happy about it.

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Mayor Andrew Ginther is introducing regulations to keep electric scooter riders in the street rather than on city sidewalks.

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