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 May 2014.
“CBUS has emerged as a catalyst for activity Downtown and in our near-Downtown neighborhoods,” said COTA CEO & President Curtis Stitt. “We’re pleased to maintain a free fare policy while we identify a long-term funding solution to keep it free.”
During an in-depth interview with Columbus Underground last year, Stitt stated that the CBUS Circulator has played an important role in changing the perception of COTA’s role in the community.
“Anybody who’s even casually watched public transportation knows about the CBUS in Central Ohio,” he stated. “And those folks, a lot of whom would’ve never paid attention to COTA before, they recognize this as COTA looking at things differently. It’s part of us making certain that we move the needle in the right direction for this community’s goals.”
For more information, visit www.cota.com.