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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 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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COTA Ridership at Highest Level Since 1986

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Ridership at Highest Level Since 1986

In November, COTA announced that ridership had broken a decade-high level, eclipsing the peak set in 2004. Today, COTA announced even higher levels of ridership, stating that local bus services were used more in 2014 than they have been in nearly thirty years. “We’re very pleased that our 40th Anniversary year ridership reached a 28-year […]

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Best Mode of Alternative Transportation of 2014: CBUS Circulator

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Mode of Alternative Transportation of 2014: CBUS Circulator

After launching in May, the CBUS Circulator bus route quickly won the hearts of local riders, who voted it as their number one mode of alternative transportation in Columbus this year. The free-to-ride bus route utilizes smaller shuttle buses that run in a loop from The Short North to German Village with stops throughout Downtown, […]

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Light Rail in Columbus? OSU Class Gets Conversation Started Again

Brent Warren Brent Warren Light Rail in Columbus? OSU Class Gets Conversation Started Again

An OSU urban planning class has made the latest splash in what seems like a never-ending discussion in Columbus – should we add rail transit to our expanding list of alternative transportation options? With new streetcar lines under construction in Cincinnati, Kansas City, San Antonio, and St. Louis, a light rail line being installed in […]

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