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The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is the regional public transit agency serving Columbus and other Central Ohio communities. More info can be found at cota.com.

January 2020 Service Change Public Information Meeting

Anne Evans Anne Evans January 2020 Service Change Public Information Meeting

Central Ohio Transit Authority will host two public information meetings regarding service changes effective Monday, January 6, 2020: Tuesday, December 10 COTA Downtown Office William G. Porter Boardroom 33 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 6:00 p.m. COTA makes improvements to its service three times a year – January, May and September. This includes schedule […]

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City and COTA Announce Plan for Second Bus Lane Experiment

Brent Warren Brent Warren City and COTA Announce Plan for Second Bus Lane Experiment

Last summer, the City of Columbus and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) temporarily made one lane of Third Street Downtown open only to buses, bikes and scooters. The new alignment was only in effect during rush hour and lasted for just two weeks, but it yielded data and survey results that could be used […]

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Pay-by-Phone Now Available on COTA Buses

Brent Warren Brent Warren Pay-by-Phone Now Available on COTA Buses

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced the roll-out of a long-awaited feature at its annual luncheon today. Bus riders can now pay for a ride on a COTA bus using a cell phone, something that the agency has been promising for several years. “We believe this first iteration of digital payment will draw new […]

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Downtown Bus Ridership Has Doubled Over Past Year

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Bus Ridership Has Doubled Over Past Year

Thanks to a unique program that offers free bus passes to most Downtown workers, transit ridership for the Downtown area has more than doubled year-over-year since the program went into effect. The C-pass program is a collaborative effort between the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID), Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and the Central Ohio […]

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COTA Service Change Public Information Meetings

Anne Evans Anne Evans

Central Ohio Transit Authority will host two public information meetings regarding service changes effective Monday, Sept. 2, 2019: Thursday, Aug. 8 Columbus Metropolitan Library – Northside Branch 1423 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201 Meeting Room 1 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Tuesday, Aug. 13 Columbus Metropolitan Library – Northside Branch 1423 N. High St., Columbus, OH […]

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COTA Service Change Public Information Meetings

Anne Evans Anne Evans COTA Service Change Public Information Meetings

Central Ohio Transit Authority will host two public information meetings regarding service changes effective Monday, Sept. 2, 2019: Thursday, Aug. 8 Columbus Metropolitan Library – Northside Branch 1423 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201 Meeting Room 1 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Tuesday, Aug. 13 Columbus Metropolitan Library – Northside Branch 1423 N. High St., Columbus, OH […]

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Transportation Roundup: COTA Says Mobile Payment Will be Ready by Fall

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transportation Roundup: COTA Says Mobile Payment Will be Ready by Fall

A long-delayed upgrade that will make it easier and more convenient to ride a bus in Columbus will roll out soon, according to the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA). COTA started installing new fareboxes on its buses in the fall of 2017. One of the selling points of the new technology was that it would […]

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