LinkUS initiative plans transit corridors to connect jobs, housing

The City of Columbus, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) are working together in a new effort “to plan for options along transit corridors in Franklin County” while also focusing on “creating jobs and new housing built around transportation in those corridors,” The Columbus Dispatch reports. The initiative, LinkUS, “will work with neighborhoods and business to develop high-capacity and rapid-transit systems in the corridors with improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians,” according to the article. William Murdock, executive director of MORPC, called the plan a “catalyst to reinvent the region” as “people want more walkable, bikeable and transit-friendly neighborhoods.” For more, read the full article

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