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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.

COTA Not Bringing Back CBUS – or Late Night Service – Any Time Soon

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Not Bringing Back CBUS – or Late Night Service – Any Time Soon

Last spring, several express lines starting running again for the first time since the Central Ohio Transit Authority was forced to start cutting back bus service at the beginning of the pandemic. At the time, COTA officials expressed hope that the restoration of late night service would be the next improvement to be implemented, and suggested […]

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COTA to Implement New Fare System This Fall

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA to Implement New Fare System This Fall

The Central Ohio Transit Authority plans to implement a new fare management system this fall that it says will help save low-income riders money. The new system will allow for fare capping, meaning that it will track how many rides are taken by an individual in a month, for example, and stop charging for new rides […]

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CCS Won’t Use COTA for High School Transportation

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CCS Won’t Use COTA for High School Transportation

Columbus City Schools will not use COTA to transport high school students during the 2021-2022 school year. Transportation administrators spoke to the Columbus Board of Education in June and put forth the recommendation that high school students use COTA to get to and from school for the upcoming school year, with students K-8 continuing to […]

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COTA Puts Price Tag on East-West Transit Line, Will Seek Federal Funding

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Puts Price Tag on East-West Transit Line, Will Seek Federal Funding

The plan to build a Bus Rapid Transit corridor that will stretch from the far west side of Columbus to the far east side moved another step closer to reality this week. The Board of Trustees of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) voted to approve what is known as a “locally preferred alternative” for […]

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COTA to Buy Greyhound Station, ‘Substantial’ Development Planned for Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA to Buy Greyhound Station, ‘Substantial’ Development Planned for Site

The Central Ohio Transit Authority is in contract to buy the Greyhound station Downtown for $9.5 million. The agency plans to tear down the aging facility and wants to see a mixed-use, transit-oriented development constructed on the 2.5-acre site, although there are many details still to be worked out about who would oversee the project […]

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Report Shows Development Opportunities Along Proposed Transit Route

Brent Warren Brent Warren Report Shows Development Opportunities Along Proposed Transit Route

A new LinkUs report shows how a proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line along Olentangy River Road could spur the redevelopment of several large, suburban-style retail centers. Frequent, reliable, high-speed transit – designed in a way that also accommodates cyclists and pedestrians – will encourage more urban, walkable development, adding density to a corridor that […]

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COTA Brings Express Lines Back, but Riders Still Waiting for Late Night Service

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Brings Express Lines Back, but Riders Still Waiting for Late Night Service

Last week, several express lines starting running again for the first time since the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) was forced to start cutting back service in mid-March of last year. The return of COTA’s limited-service, rush-hour-focused lines is a sign that some level of demand is returning for buses that take commuters from the […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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