Author: Tim Fulton

Former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

How is Columbus going to deal with its anticipated growth? Former United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, who was in town for MORPC’s State of the Region meeting sat down with Columbus Underground reporter Brent Warren to discuss that, the importance of helping people with technology, and autonomous vehicles. SHOWNOTES MORPC Anthony Foxx Smart City Challenge Smart Columbus Department of Transportation Lyft City of Charlotte Columbus Ranked #1 Real Estate Market in US http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/74_anthony-foxx.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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Mayor Andrew Ginther

They say politicians are only as good as their last election, but after that, they’re already looking towards the next election. After serving 4 years as mayor of Columbus, Andrew Ginther is reflecting on the accomplishments of his first term, but since he’s running unopposed for reelection, now he’s thinking about what to get done in his second term. Ginther sat down with Columbus Underground reporter Lauren Sega to discuss the results of new initiatives, ranging from housing to policing and infant mortality, and what he envisions for the city in the years to come. Shownotes Mayor Ginther’s Office...

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Crawford Hoying

The test of an organization is how it responds to adversity. Such was true for development organization Crawford Hoying during the recession. With multiple developments built and thriving since then, principals Brent Crawford and Bob Hoying sat down with Columbus Underground reporter Brent Warren to discuss how a chance meeting in the late 1990’s led to a partnership that endures today, how difficult times led to positive momentum, and how to make sure that Columbus is growing in the right way. Shownotes Crawford Hoying Bridge Park The Lane Updox Fore!Fest Bridge Park Farmers Market The Heights at Worthington Place...

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71: Ohio v. the World

Ohio’s place in history is often relegated to a few events or trivial facts. Local attorney Alex Hastie and his podcast, Ohio v. the World, are seeking to change that. With in-depth interviews on Ohio’s influence on our society, Hastie digs deep to show his love of history and his home state. We sat down to talk about the podcast got started, why it’s important, and his plans for the future… of history. Shownotes Ohio v. the World The Ohio Presidents Keynesian Economics OutaTim Billy Milligan Daniel Keyes Eliot Ness Ohio History Connection Ohio History Center Ohio–Champion of Sports...

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COTA’s Joanna Pinkerton

With nearly a year in to her role as president and CEO of COTA, Joanna Pinkerton sat down with Columbus Underground reporter Brent Warren to talk about how she came in to her role, the interdependence of mobility in Columbus, mobility as a service, the state of affairs at COTA, and where they’re going. Shownotes COTA Joanna Pinkerton Department of Transportation Center for Automotive Research Honda/OSU Partnership Transportation Research Center Incorporated Smart Columbus Steiner & Associates MORPC C-PASS Program The Confluence Cast is sponsored by The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) featuring stories about local and regional partners that...

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