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    Walker said:
    What argument? I’m not arguing that COTA shouldn’t expand later hours for routes that serve students.

    I was just pointing out that OSU foots the COTA bill for the students, not the tiny fee they pay.

    Are you sure OSU provides any additional revenue to COTA? Xing Columbus did an overview of costs OSU students pay based on rides[/url].

    Average Student Fare per Ride: $0.94
    Average Rider Fare per Ride: $0.79

    %Trips made by Students: 9.7%
    %Revenue made by Students: 11.5%

    Note: the numbers may be mixing years. Students were based on Sept 2010 – Sept 2011 and general COTA was based on 2009.

    It seems like a good partnership because OSU is a large employment center .



    COTA Eliminating Some Bus Stops
    Sunday January 6, 2013 6:28 PM

    The Central Ohio Transit Authority was getting ready on Sunday to stop using 107 bus stops as part of a service improvement project. COTA officials said the eliminations were part of a plan designed to combine lesser-used stops with ones that are utilized by more riders.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/01/06/columbus-cota-to-eliminate-bus-stops.html



    COTA alters bus routes near Ohio State’s campus
    By Alice Bacani
    Published: Thursday, January 10, 2013

    The Central Ohio Transit Authority’s recent route change has left at least one Ohio State student waiting in the cold. COTA makes adjustments to its services three times every year in January, May and September, and its most recent changes were implemented Monday.

    READ MORE: http://www.thelantern.com/campus/cota-alters-bus-routes-near-ohio-state-s-campus-1.2970871#.UPA2ekI9ksk



    That article is full of misinformation, poor research, and incorrectly drawn conclusions. Pretty much standard for The Lantern these days.



    Does anyone know what bus stop removal does besides shortening commute trip? I mean does it do anything for COTA financially?



    COTA Looks At Eliminating Bus Stops In Clintonville, On Ohio State University Campus
    Friday February 15, 2013 1:15 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— – You may soon see fewer bus stops along High Street. COTA is looking at eliminating stops along High Street, through Ohio State’s campus, Clintonville and near Crosswoods. COTA officials said they evaluate bus stops that are used less frequently or are too close together every year to improve service.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/02/15/columbus-COTA-stop-removal.html



    I wonder if this “evaluation” comes as a consequence of their desire to spread further into the suburbs.


    Analogue Kid

    jbcmh81 said:
    I wonder if this “evaluation” comes as a consequence of their desire to spread further into the suburbs.

    No, its simply a desire to improve the sometimes horribly unreliable/slow service along High Street.



    COTA Appoints Online Marketing Manager
    Published on February 25, 2013 1:30 pm
    By: Walker

    The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced today the appointment of Evelyn Van Til as their new Online Marketing Manager. Van Til is tasked with the redevelopment of the COTA website and planning the online marketing strategy for the transit organization.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/cota-appoints-online-marketing-manager


    Evelyn Van Til

    Very excited to join the team and to be of service to Central Ohio.

    We’re redesigning http://www.COTA.com & want your input! Share how we can improve the website in a short survey: http://bit.ly/COTAweb

    Thanks so much!

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    Congrats! :D


    Evelyn Van Til

    Thank you so much! Also, if anyone wants the survey in Spanish, we also have http://bit.ly/COTAspanish Looking forward to good feedback!



    Probably can’t do anything about it, but the new COTA logo is terrible.



    Press Release:
    Line 6 switching from Westland Mall to Hollywood Casino

    Effective Friday, March 1, 2013, service will be permanently removed from the Westland Mall location. Instead, service will travel north on Georgesville Road, and turn east into Hollywood Casino. There will be a new line 6 stop available on the Hollywood Casino property. The attached commuter bulletin was posted today at affected stops.

    MORE: http://www.cota.com/News-Releases.aspx?id=244



    COTA gets its first CNG buses as it switches out fleet
    Feb 22, 2013, 12:51pm EST
    Rick Rouan
    Staff reporter-Business First

    The Central Ohio Transit Authority has taken delivery of two compressed natural gas buses as the agency takes its first step toward a total fleet turnover.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2013/02/22/cota-gets-its-first-cng-buses-as-it.html

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