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W. Curtis Stitt to replace Bill Lhota as President and CEO of COTA

Anne Evans Anne Evans W. Curtis Stitt to replace Bill Lhota as President and CEO of COTA

Bill Lhota is retiring from COTA after seven and a half years of serving as President and CEO for the Central Ohio Transit Authority. After a year long search, the COTA Board annouced this morning that W. Curtis Stitt will be replacing Lhota, effective Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. “Curtis Stitt possesses the business and management […]

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Bill Lhota Agrees to COTA Contract Extension

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Bill Lhota just can’t get enough of our local bus system. After stepping into the position of President and CEO of COTA in 2004, he originally planned a much shorter tenure, but signed up for a contract renewal through 2010, and today renewed again through June of 2012. “I am excited to remain on board […]

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COTA Fares to Increase Slightly in 2010

Walker Evans Walker Evans

After holding several community meetings, COTA has announced today that they are moving forward with their plan for increasing ridership fares for 2010. This fare increase is the first in the past four years. One-way local fares will rise from $1.50 to $1.75 and unlimited monthly passes will rise from $45 to $55. The increase […]

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Bill Lhota answers your Light Rail questions

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Bill Lhota, the President and CEO at COTA, had a busy day on Friday fielding calls and questions from the local media on the announcement of the new Light Rail Proposal that was released on Thursday. Still, he made time to fit Columbus Underground into the mix and answer a variety of questions being posed […]

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COTA Ridership Grows Even as Gas Prices Retreat

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Press Release wrote COTA Ridership Continues to Grow Even as Gas Prices Retreat The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) experienced a 10 percent increase in ridership on its fixed-route bus service for the week ending November 9, 2008, compared with the same period in 2007. Total weekly ridership was 338,961, while average weekday ridership was […]

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COTA moving administration offices downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Press Release wrote COTA to Acquire Downtown Property for Administrative Offices Thursday, October 23, 2008 The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has entered into an agreement to purchase an office building at 33 N. High Street in downtown Columbus. The purchase, which is contingent on the approval of the COTA Board of Trustees and completion […]

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COTA seeks grant for 6 extra-long hybrid buses

 

The Dispatch wrote COTA seeks $5.7 million grant for 6 extra-long hybrid buses Friday, August 1, 2008 BY TIM DOULIN Super-long, environmentally friendly buses powered by a combination of electricity and diesel are in the Central Ohio Transit Authority’s future. COTA is seeking $5.7 million through a federal grant to purchase six articulated hybrid buses. […]

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