Food truck pilot program begins June 1


Food trucks operating in some of the busiest areas of Columbus will become part of a seven-month pilot program aimed at establishing new rules for the mobile vendors.

The program, which kicks off June 1, will be in effect in the Short North, Park Street, Arena District, Clintonville, Harrison West, University District, Near East Side and several points throughout downtown.

Right now, the 150 or so food trucks that move about the city are unregulated, unless they are part of special events, said Amanda Ford, assistant director of public safety.

 “What we’re trying to do with the legislation is help regulate them, but also give them a place to legally sell from the street,” Ford said.

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