Columbus, OH to bridge mobility silos through LinkUS initiative

Dive Brief:
The LinkUS Mobility Corridors Initiative has kicked off in the Columbus, OH region as an umbrella program for public and private entities to collaborate on mobility efforts. The initiative — spearheaded by the City of Columbus, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) — will focus on improving transportation while promoting economic activity along specific corridors.

Partners aim to make the region more supportive of all transportation modes, not just motor vehicles or transit. Key goals include developing new mobility options for the region, addressing traffic congestion and expanding access to mobility options in an equitable manner while simultaneously creating jobs and new housing.

Work on the LinkUS initiative followed the development of other future-looking regional plans, including insight2050 and COTA’s NextGen, which lay out strategies for accommodating Columbus’ estimated growth of about 1 million people by 2050.