About COTA

COTA Keeps People on the Move

The Central Ohio Transit Authority is the regional public transit provider for greater Columbus and central Ohio. With a service area of 1.2 million residents, COTA provides more than 19 million passenger trips annually.

Thanks to the support of the community, COTA now offers a more comprehensive bus service, with extra lines and longer hours of operation. Today, COTA operates throughout Franklin County, and parts of Delaware, Fairfield, Licking and Union Counties. Click here to view the 2016 Report to the Community.

Our Vision

COTA will be the region’s transportation leader.

Our Mission

COTA is committed to excellence in serving our stakeholders – customers, employees and taxpayers. We will deliver quality transportation services and conduct business courteously, safely, ethically and reliably. We will demonstrate leadership that is fiscally responsible and environmentally conscientious.