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COTA Ridership at Highest Level Since 2004

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Ridership at Highest Level Since 2004

More and more people are riding COTA this year, thanks in part to the new CBUS Circulator route that launched in May. The Central Ohio Transit Authority announced today that monthly ridership totals hit 1.8 million in both September and October, which is the highest monthly level since January 2004. Additionally, year-to-date ridership is up […]

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No Fare Increase for COTA, CBUS Will Stay Free Until May

Brent Warren Brent Warren No Fare Increase for COTA, CBUS Will Stay Free Until May

The price to ride a COTA bus will stay the same at least through the end of 2015, and the popular CBUS downtown circulator will remain free until May 3rd. Both decisions were made by the COTA Board of Trustees this morning, with the CBUS date set specifically to give the transit authority more time […]

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COTA Transit System Review Could Mean Big Changes for Bus System

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Transit System Review Could Mean Big Changes for Bus System

As we first reported in February, COTA is looking for input as it conducts its Transit System Review (TSR) – a comprehensive look at the transit needs of the region and an evaluation of changes that could be made to better meet those needs. A trio of COTA employees – Service Planner Elliott Doza, VP […]

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Public Transit Ridership at Highest Levels in Nearly 60 Years

Walker Evans Walker Evans Public Transit Ridership at Highest Levels in Nearly 60 Years

The renewed interest in public transit ridership is something often discussed on Columbus Underground as a trend for millennials and urban dwellers that continue to relocate to walkable urban neighborhoods where transit systems are easiest to use. Yesterday, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released new ridership numbers that show that this trend is on […]

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Transit Columbus Wants Your Best Ideas for Columbus Transit

Walker Evans Walker Evans Transit Columbus Wants Your Best Ideas for Columbus Transit

Transit Columbus wants to you reimagine what transportation should look like in our city. The non-profit transit advocacy organization has announced today a new program called GOOD IDEAS that matches up community leaders with teams of students and young professionals to brainstorm and collaborate on creative solutions to solve transit issues in Columbus. “This is […]

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Alternative Transit Gaining Ground in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Alternative Transit Gaining Ground in Columbus

  Columbus is a “car city”. You’ve probably heard that said on many occasions, and for the most part… it’s true. In 2011, nearly 90% of the city’s workforce commuted to their jobs by car. Which is common for the majority of American cities with robust highway systems and sprawling single-use suburbs that have made […]

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COTA Launching Real-Time Bus Tracking System in 2014

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Launching Real-Time Bus Tracking System in 2014

COTA has set March 2014 as the target date to debut a long-awaited and highly-requested service for its users — the ability to track buses in real time from smart phones or from digital signs installed at select stations. “This service will enable our customers to see where buses are in real-time, just like our […]

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