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OSU STUDENT PRESENTATION ON MASS TRANSIT

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
4 - 5PM
MORPC
111 Liberty Street, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215

Earlier this year, the advocacy group Transit Columbus approached OSU’s City & Regional Planning Department to request that a high-level studio course be dedicated to studying the idea of mass transit in Columbus. On Tuesday, December 2 at 4PM students will be presenting their entire semester’s work to members of the Mayor’s Jobs, Expansion and Transportation (JET) Task Force – Transportation Working Group. The group has been tasked by Mayor Coleman to come up with better mass transit connections between the Columbus Convention Center and the Port Columbus Airport. The working group is contributing to a report that the Mayor will share in early 2015. The OSU studio class presentation is open to the public, and your attendance is encouraged. In the meantime, please visit the students’ website – ColumbusRail.Today – which includes a brief transit survey and even provides an opportunity to design your own train! A Twitter account (@ColumbusRail) is garnering significant attention. Should you wish to review the students’ work, please send an email to the address noted. This document will be made available to the public in mid-December.

If you would like more detailed information about this topic, please contact Chad D. Gibson, AICP, Associated Faculty, The Ohio State University at gibson.207@osu.edu or 740.857.1401.