COTA Ridership on the Rise in 2011
The Central Ohio Transit Authority announced today that their ridership levels for 2011 are showing an increase of 8.6 percent over levels in 2010. In 2010, COTA provided over 17 million rides and is on pace to break 18 million rides by the end of 2011.
“People are continuing to try public transit,” said Bill Lhota, COTA President and CEO. “We are especially pleased that once they realize using COTA results in significant cost savings when compared to driving, they remain transit customers.”
Officials at COTA are attributing ridership increases earlier in the summer to gas prices that rose to record levels.
“To meet the increased demand, we are continuing to put resources into improving and expanding our service, investing in new buses and providing a convenient and comfortable experience for our customers,” said Lhota.
More information can be found online at www.cota.com.