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When Adam Stephens walked into his office in Milwaukee one morning in late June, he found messages complaining about the Birds. The deputy city attorney was not amused.

He went for a walk. "Within a couple of minutes, I found one parked on a sidewalk and was able to visually examine it and kind of figure out what it was," Stephens says.

Bird is the name of an electric scooter company. Unannounced, it dropped off somewhere between 70 and 100 rental scooters throughout Milwaukee, where it's illegal to ride motorized scooters in public.

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Gov. John Kasich and The Ohio State University broke ground this week on a $45 million transportation center, three times larger than Disneyland, that will be used to test self-driving vehicles.

Cramped cabins, knocked knees, aggrieved elbows: all real problems for today's flyers. But the Federal Aviation Administration has said they aren't its problems — announcing Tuesday that it will not regulate airline seat size and legroom.

The decision came in the form of a letter responding to a lawsuit brought by the group Flyers Rights.

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DriveOhio, Gov. John Kasich's innovation center for new technology within the Department of Transportation, launched a three-year, $5.9 million study this weekend to see how drones can be integrated to monitor roadways.

The Smart Columbus Experience Center in downtown Columbus helps promote electric vehicles.
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Columbus will hold a "Smart Mobility Block Party" and the grand opening of the Smart Columbus Experience Center for the general public on Saturday.

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One month after car sharing company Car2Go said it was pulling out of Columbus, another company has officially launched service in the city.

A national transportation research group says Ohio's roadways are deteriorated and congested, costing drivers $12 billion each year. Yup, that's "billion" with a "b."

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Columbus is taking another step toward the creation of a hyperloop connecting the city with Chicago and Pittsburgh.

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Smart Columbus is offering $30,000 in tax rebates to taxi services that buy an electric vehicle for their fleet.

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The drive from The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center to downtown Columbus just got harder.

The ramp from 12th Avenue and Cannon Drive to State Route 315 South closed Monday and remains closed until mid-November for construction. That follows the May closure of the ramp from 315 North to Medical Center Drive.

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For the first time, The Ohio State University on Thurday gave the public a chance to test out electric vehicles for themselves.

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On the west side of Scioto Audubon Metro Park in downtown Columbus, people mount climbing walls, play on beach volleyball courts and ride down bike paths.

highway in Columbus
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As Memorial Day weekend arrives, many Central Ohioans will be driving to see family and friends. But with driving comes gas, and compared to one month ago, prices are way up.

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Car-sharing service Car2Go announced in an email to members that “after careful consideration” it will stop operating in Columbus at the end of this month.

Columbus, Ohio skyline
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Columbus has unveiled a new website to act as a kind of clearing house for important regional data, as part of a larger effort to improve mobility around the city.

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