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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 Celebrating 40 Years of Service in 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Celebrating 40 Years of Service in 2014

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has been serving Columbus for exactly four decades, and they’re kicking off a year of celebrations with free fares for riders today. All trips taken through midnight tonight are complimentary, and special 50 cent fare days will take place on service change days: January 6, May 5 and September […]

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Alternative Transit Gaining Ground in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Alternative Transit Gaining Ground in Columbus

  Columbus is a “car city”. You’ve probably heard that said on many occasions, and for the most part… it’s true. In 2011, nearly 90% of the city’s workforce commuted to their jobs by car. Which is common for the majority of American cities with robust highway systems and sprawling single-use suburbs that have made […]

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CoGo vs car2go vs Uber vs COTA

Brent Warren Brent Warren CoGo vs car2go vs Uber vs COTA

With the recent launches of car2go (last week), Uber (last month), and CoGo (last summer), Columbus residents who don’t own a car (or simply want to depend less on the one they have), now have some new options available to them. With all of these new choices coming along at the same time, though, it […]

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COTA Launching Real-Time Bus Tracking System in 2014

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Launching Real-Time Bus Tracking System in 2014

COTA has set March 2014 as the target date to debut a long-awaited and highly-requested service for its users — the ability to track buses in real time from smart phones or from digital signs installed at select stations. “This service will enable our customers to see where buses are in real-time, just like our […]

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COTA Considers Adding a Downtown Circulator Loop

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Considers Adding a Downtown Circulator Loop

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is currently studying the feasibility of a new Downtown circulator route that would better connect The Short North, Arena District, Convention Center, Gay Street, Columbus Commons, German Village and Brewery District areas. The buses on the circulator route would be specially branded, run in high frequencies and offer reduced […]

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COTA Launches Late Night High Street Bus Service on Thursdays

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Launches Late Night High Street Bus Service on Thursdays

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced today the expansion of their late night “#21 Night Owl” weekend service to begin including Thursday service starting tomorrow, August 22nd. The #21 will run the same route on Thursdays between Clintonville and German Village, serving residents, visitors and students from 7pm to 3am. “The popularity of the […]

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Cleveland Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Project Enters Next Phase

Brent Warren Brent Warren Cleveland Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Project Enters Next Phase

The Federal Transit Authority has given the green light to COTA to continue planning work on its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project for Cleveland Ave. A letter sent to COTA CEO Curtis Stitt grants the organization “pre-award authority” to complete the environmental review process and start preliminary engineering and design on the project. The next […]

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