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The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is the regional public transit agency serving Columbus and other Central Ohio communities. More info can be found at cota.com.

CMAX Community Celebration

Anne Evans Anne Evans CMAX Community Celebration

Come celebrate the launch of CMAX, COTA’s new service along Cleveland Avenue that combines convenience, reliability and technology to get you where you need to go quickly. Bring the entire family to this free event to enjoy community resources, kid-friendly activities, food, music and more! Visit with several of our community partners, including the Columbus Zoo […]

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COTA to Interview Four Candidates for CEO Post

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA to Interview Four Candidates for CEO Post

Four candidates will be interviewed to be the next CEO of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA). A CEO selection committee was formed last summer after Curtis Stitt announced that he would be retiring in September. The committee, led by COTA board member Trudy Bartley, will conduct the interviews over the course of the next month […]

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January 2018 Service Change Public Information Meeting

Anne Evans Anne Evans January 2018 Service Change Public Information Meeting

Two public information meetings will take place regarding COTA service changes effective Jan. 1, 2018:   Thursday, Dec. 7 William J. Lhota Building 33 N. High St., Columbus, 43215 William G. Porter Boardroom 12 p.m.   Tuesday, Dec. 12 William J. Lhota Building 33 N. High St., Columbus, 43215 William G. Porter Boardroom 6 p.m. […]

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January 2018 Service Change Public Information Meeting

Anne Evans Anne Evans January 2018 Service Change Public Information Meeting

Two public information meetings will take place regarding COTA service changes effective Jan. 1, 2018:   Thursday, Dec. 7 William J. Lhota Building 33 N. High St., Columbus, 43215 William G. Porter Boardroom 12 p.m.   Tuesday, Dec. 12 William J. Lhota Building 33 N. High St., Columbus, 43215 William G. Porter Boardroom 6 p.m. […]

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COTA Will Not Raise Fares in 2018

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Will Not Raise Fares in 2018

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced today that there will be no increase in fares in 2018. The COTA Board of Trustees had originally been scheduled to vote on the issue this morning, but it did not make it onto the agenda. Interim President/CEO Emille Williams announced during his report to the board that […]

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Opinion: Transit Columbus Weighs in on Potential COTA Fare Increase

Elissa Schneider Elissa Schneider Opinion: Transit Columbus Weighs in on Potential COTA Fare Increase

Editor’s Note: The Board of Trustees of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will vote tomorrow on a proposal to increase fares in 2018. Columbus Underground reached out to the advocacy group Transit Columbus for a statement on the potential fare increase.  It’s hard because it’s important Recently, public meetings took place regarding proposed COTA fare adjustments which would be […]

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COTA Rolling Out New Fareboxes, Mobile Payment Coming Soon

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Rolling Out New Fareboxes, Mobile Payment Coming Soon

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is testing out a new farebox that will allow riders to pay for a bus ride with their cell phone. The new boxes will be on all buses before the end of the year, which is also the time-table for rolling out the mobile payment capability. Here’s how it […]

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