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COTA to Require Passengers to Wear Masks

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA to Require Passengers to Wear Masks

Starting on Wednesday, April 15, the Central Ohio Transit Authority will be requiring all riders to wear face masks. Scarves, bandanas, and homemade masks are all considered appropriate for use, as long as they securely cover the mouth and nose. “We are determined to take every step we can in order to protect the health […]

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COTA Implementing New Protections for Drivers, But Some Still Don’t Feel Safe

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Implementing New Protections for Drivers, But Some Still Don’t Feel Safe

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the Central Ohio Transit Authority has sought to meet two very different sets of expectations to fulfill its mission – the agency needed to quickly implement new policies to limit the risk of exposure to its drivers and passengers, while at the same time continuing to provide an […]

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The Humble Neighborhood Walk Gets Its Moment in the Sun

Brent Warren Brent Warren The Humble Neighborhood Walk Gets Its Moment in the Sun

Some local organizations are shining a spotlight on one of the few outside-the-house activities still available to us – the neighborhood walk. Transit Columbus has created a Walk Columbus Pledge to encourage people to take daily walks to “explore the nooks and crannies of our own neighborhoods…rather than heading for the most popular areas.” The […]

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Broad Street Ramps to Close, Future Phase of 70/71 Project Delayed

Brent Warren Brent Warren Broad Street Ramps to Close, Future Phase of 70/71 Project Delayed

Two ramps that connect I-71 to Broad Street Downtown will close permanently on April 9 – the I-71 South exit to Broad Street and the Broad Street onramp to I-71 North. The other two Broad Street ramps are due to close later in the year. All of the closing will be permanent, part of the […]

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For Essential Travel, COTA and CoGo Are Still Available (But Scooters Aren’t)

Brent Warren Brent Warren For Essential Travel, COTA and CoGo Are Still Available (But Scooters Aren’t)

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced more service adjustments yesterday. The agency announced its first Coronavirus-related changes on March 16, cutting back service on several suburban rush hour lines. Three days later COTA’s board approved making all bus rides free, and […]

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COTA Now Free, Passengers to Board at Rear Door

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Now Free, Passengers to Board at Rear Door

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) held an emergency meeting of its Board of Trustees this morning to vote on several actions it is taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The board approved the suspension of fares for all customers, effective immediately. The fares “will remain suspended during the coronavirus outbreak,” according to a […]

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COTA Cuts Service on Three Suburban Lines, More Changes Coming

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Cuts Service on Three Suburban Lines, More Changes Coming

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced the first of what will likely be a series of changes to its service as the agency adapts to the spread of COVID-19 in the area. Three lines will see reduced service starting today – Line 71 (Hilliard), Line 72 (Tuttle), and Line 73 (Dublin). More detailed information […]

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