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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 Roll Out Real-time Tracking Next Week

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA to Roll Out Real-time Tracking Next Week

COTA plans to roll out real-time tracking at the end of next week, a feature that will allow riders to use a smart phone to see where their bus is for the first time. “On Friday, May 6, COTA will begin providing real-time information to customers through Transit App,” said COTA Public and Media Relations […]

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COTA Placing Levy Renewal on November Ballot

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Placing Levy Renewal on November Ballot

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced yesterday that it will be placing a levy renewal on the November 8th general ballot this fall. The levy asks voters to renew COTA’s quarter-percent sales and use tax, which is otherwise set to expire on March 31st in 2017. “In order for COTA to maintain the level […]

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CBUS Circulator to Remain Free To Ride Through April 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans CBUS Circulator to Remain Free To Ride Through April 2017

Earlier today, the Board of  Trustees at the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) cast their votes in favor of extending free fares for another year aboard the CBUS Circulator route. The bus — which shuttles riders between Downtown, the Short North and German Village — has served over one million riders since its launch in […]

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Local Transit Start-up Working on Real-Time Tracking App, On-Board Payment Idea

Brent Warren Brent Warren Local Transit Start-up Working on Real-Time Tracking App, On-Board Payment Idea

A local start-up has set its sites on two of the most vexing problems facing its local transit agency – real-time tracking and convenient on-board payment. Omnibus, a group of developers and entrepreneurs formed at this year’s Give Back Hack event, is bullish on the potential of their app to offer an easy, visually-friendly way […]

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New COTA Program Surpasses Goal in Getting Downtown Workers Commuting

Walker Evans Walker Evans New COTA Program Surpasses Goal in Getting Downtown Workers Commuting

Last April, the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District and Central Ohio Transit Authority unveiled a pilot program for Downtown workers, which allowed commuters to ride COTA buses to work at no personal cost, in an effort to reduce demand for parking spaces, which has become expensive and scarce for many workers. The newly released 2015 year-end Downtown […]

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COTA Unveils New Airport Service Bus Design

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Unveils New Airport Service Bus Design

Blue is for CBUS and Red is for Airport. That’s all that convention-goers and Downtown visitors will need to remember when COTA launches their new airport shuttle service in May. The design schematic was presented yesterday for the first time at a COTA Board of Trustees meeting, and the design closely resembles the look of […]

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COTA Looking to Roll Out New Downtown-Airport Bus Line in May

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Looking to Roll Out New Downtown-Airport Bus Line in May

COTA is moving ahead with plans to provide regular bus service between downtown and Port Columbus. A proposed route will be presented at public meetings next week with the goal of rolling out the new service in May of this year. The route would make a loop through downtown, stopping at a number of hotels […]

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