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Local Company Gets the Nod to Develop Trip Planning App

Brent Warren Brent Warren Local Company Gets the Nod to Develop Trip Planning App

Smart Columbus has selected the locally-based company MTECH Solutions to develop the trip planning and common payment system app that has been touted as a key element of the project. The app would allow users to plan trips across multiple platforms and systems, comparing (and combining) the many different mobility options now available in Columbus, […]

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COTA to Interview Four Candidates for CEO Post

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA to Interview Four Candidates for CEO Post

Four candidates will be interviewed to be the next CEO of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA). A CEO selection committee was formed last summer after Curtis Stitt announced that he would be retiring in September. The committee, led by COTA board member Trudy Bartley, will conduct the interviews over the course of the next month […]

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COTA Rolling Out New Fareboxes, Mobile Payment Coming Soon

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Rolling Out New Fareboxes, Mobile Payment Coming Soon

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is testing out a new farebox that will allow riders to pay for a bus ride with their cell phone. The new boxes will be on all buses before the end of the year, which is also the time-table for rolling out the mobile payment capability. Here’s how it […]

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The Confluence Cast: COTA’s Transit System Redesign

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: COTA’s Transit System Redesign

For the first time in their over 40-year history, the Central Ohio Transit Authority is changing up their routes. I spoke with representatives from COTA about how the new system was designed and what the philosophy was behind it. We also learned more about COTA as a whole, some of their new initiatives that they are rolling out, and […]

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