We’re stronger when we’re connected.
We can build bridges instead of walls and connect instead of divide. Connecting the City means progressive transportation options, public internet, municipal ID cards, and a fresh voice connecting City Council to the people who call Columbus home.
“When people who live in the Short North can connect with people who live on the South Side we strengthen our whole city.”
— Liliana Rivera Baiman
We believe that In 2019, Columbus residents shouldn’t need to rely on a car to thrive. Jobs, housing, and transit have to be part of a comprehensive imagining of how residents live in Columbus. Instead of job-killing autonomous vehicles, we need to invest in a massive expansion of public transit anchored by COTA. This includes making public transit free, expanding traditional bus and bus rapid transit, adding light rail, and improving our infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. These investments are not only part of our responsibility to our residents, but also our environment.
Columbus is the largest city in the country with no rail service
More than 30 communities in the U.S. currently offer free public transit, Columbus would by far be the largest
Transit ridership among downtown Columbus workers has more than doubled in the year since a program began providing free transit passes for all downtown workers
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