What is CMAX?

COTA's first Bus Rapid Transit line, known as CMAX, will connect customers to major destinations along Cleveland Avenue between downtown Columbus and Polaris Parkway/Africa Road. The limited-stop service will complement regular service on COTA's second busiest line at 64 stops along Cleveland Avenue.

CMAX Benefits

  • Improved transit service
  • Improved mobility and reliability in congested corridor
  • Travel savings of 20%
  • Provides more travel options for growing transit-dependent populations
  • Improved pedestrian access and safety
  • Projected 20% increase in ridership in 5 years

An updated video is coming soon!

Click here to view the service map.

Click here to learn more about CMAX stations, frequencies and stops.

Click here to view project history documents

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