Its a pivotal time for multimodal transportation in Columbus and Central Ohio. Our city and region are the center of population growth for Ohio. Moving forward we must think comprehensively about how our transportation system will accommodate an additional 500,000 residents and 300,000 jobs that theÂ insight2050Â report has predictedÂ our regionÂ will add by 2050. Multiple planning efforts are underway to address these issues and more work will follow.
As advocates for a better connected region, we at Transit Columbus believe it is important that our current and future elected officials address these issues. We also believe its our duty to elevate multimodal transportation issues so that the public canÂ be well informed when choosing their futureÂ leaders. It is therefore, with great pleasure that we are releasing our Multimodal Transportation Voter Guide for the 2015 Columbus Primary Election.
This is just the first step. As the 2015 Columbus Municipal Election progresses towards November we intend to ensure that multimodal transportation is a defining feature of the campaign. No less than the future of our city and its citizens is at stake.
Joshua Lapp, Transit Columbus Vice-Chair and Columbus resident.