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Updated Transit Network for Columbus Available for Public Comment

Jarrett Walker shares news of a proposed transit network update for Columbus, Ohio, which he helped develop as part of a consulting team led by IBI Associates. The update has been released for public comment.

Walker explains that as with the the recently proposed update to the Houston bus transit plan, the core idea for Columbus "is to expand the Frequent Network -- the network of services that run every 15 minutes or better all day -- so that more people have service that is highly useful." 

"In Columbus, there was a small budget for expanded service, but still, 90% of what is achieved here is the result of reallocation: removing overlapping routes and deviations, removing duplication, and in some cases removing service that very small numbers of people were using. "

Walker's post includes maps of the existing frequent network, the updated frequent network, and the complete updated network. Walker also mentions that any update to Columbus' bus service will be based on revisions to the plan after public comment, so this is a preliminary planning effort and worth examining if you're looking for best practices. 

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