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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.

COTA Approves New Bus Pass Program for Downtown Workforce

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Approves New Bus Pass Program for Downtown Workforce

If you’ve attended the Ohio State University, then you’re likely familiar with the ability to ride COTA buses “for free” with your BuckID (it’s actually paid for by the Ohio State University and rolled into tuition fees, but there is no charge taking place during the boarding process). The convenience allows a very large population […]

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Interview: COTA’s Curtis Stitt on the Next Generation of Transit in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: COTA’s Curtis Stitt on the Next Generation of Transit in Columbus

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) recently completed a comprehensive redesign of the bus network in Columbus – their Transit System Review recommended more-frequent buses in the urban core and a host of other changes, all without increasing the overall budget. While the new network will be slowly rolled out over the course of the […]

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Interview: Jeffrey Tumlin on the Future of Transportation in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Jeffrey Tumlin on the Future of Transportation in Columbus

Columbus Underground readers have likely noticed the name Nelson Nygaard popping up with some regularity in recent months. The transportation planning firm recently worked on the Short North Parking Study, and is currently taking the lead on two major transportation initiatives in Columbus – the city’s multimodal thoroughfare plan (Connect Columbus), and COTA’s upcoming NextGen […]

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COTA to Add Downtown-Airport Bus Line in 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA to Add Downtown-Airport Bus Line in 2016

Currently, if you want to take the bus between the Convention Center and the Airport, you’ve got to hop on the south-bound #2 line to head east on Main Street and transfer to the #92 to head north on James/Stelzer Road. If that doesn’t already sound like a little bit of a hassle, then you […]

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COTA Launches New Website

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Launches New Website

The Central Ohio Transit Authority quietly launched their new website this weekend, rolling out a new responsive site designed to help riders more easily access travel information. The new site features a trip planning tool front and center on the homepage that allows riders to plug in their location and a destination and map the […]

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Vote on the Best New Columbus Transit Map

Walker Evans Walker Evans Vote on the Best New Columbus Transit Map

Transportation advocacy group Transit Columbus began soliciting entries last October for their transit map contest and the four semi-finalists have been selected for the final round of online voting. The contest focused on re-imagining current transportation networks rather than creating new ideas for the future. “The goal of the initiative is to call attention to […]

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New Bus Rapid Transit Service Will Almost Get You To IKEA in 2017, But Not Quite

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Bus Rapid Transit Service Will Almost Get You To IKEA in 2017, But Not Quite

When the news broke on Monday evening that Columbus would be getting an IKEA in 2017, there was much rejoicing by local fans of the store across every social media platform imaginable. The most frequently vocalized complaint about the news deals with the advance frustrations in the potential traffic congestion the store will bring to […]

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