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February 2017

Join COTA for NextGen Public Forums Feb. 13-16

COTA and City of Columbus Partner to Build CNG Fueling Station



December 2016

COTA’s January Service Change Takes Effect on Jan. 2

Count on COTA this New Year's Eve 

COTA Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Service

Live Transit Updates for COTA Buses Now Available on Google Maps

COTA Offers Free Fares When Level 2 or 3 Snow Emergencies Declared

COTA January Service Change Meetings Scheduled for Dec. 8 & 13

Take the CBUS to Holiday Hop this Saturday

November 2016

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Michigan Game on Saturday

COTA Thanksgiving Holiday Service

COTA to Honor Active and Retired Military Personnel with Free Fares Tomorrow on Veterans Day

COTA's Sales Tax Renewal Approved by Voters

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Nebraska Game on Saturday

COTA to Honor Active and Retired Military Personnel with Free Fares on Veterans Day

October 2016

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Northwestern Game on Saturday

COTA's CBUS Extended Until 3 a.m. for HighBall

COTA Reroutes Due to Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Indiana Game on Saturday

September 2016

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Rutgers Game Saturday

COTA Receives Auditor of State Award with Distinction

COTA President/CEO Featured at APTA Press Conference on National Public Transit Measures

COTA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed January 2017 Service Changes

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Tulsa Game this Saturday

COTA Celebrates Labor Day Weekend with Extended CBUS Hours

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Bowling Green Game this Saturday

August 2016

COTA's September Service Change Takes Effect on September 5

COTA Labor Day Holiday Service

COTA Highlights Partnerships, Collaboration and Vision at 2016 Annual Luncheon

COTA Bus Operators & Mechanics to Compete in Annual Roadeo on August 27

Bus it to the Ballpark with COTA on August 17

COTA Welcomes IFLA World Library and Information Congress

COTA to Auction Surplus Items

COTA Breaks Ground on CMAX BRT Line

September Service Change Public Information Meetings

July 2016

COTA Announces Pass Program with Capital University

Take COTA to the Jazz & Rib Fest

Columbus Hosts NBC-LEO Annual Summer Conference July 20-23

CMAX Bus Rapid Transit Project Open Houses

Bus it to the Ballpark with COTA on July 20

June 2016

COTA Independence Day Holiday Service

Take COTA to Red, White & Boom

COTA Congratulates Columbus on Winning Smart City Challenge

COTA Service Expanded for ComFest

COTA Celebrates Columbus Pride Festival with Extended CBUS Hours

COTA Celebrates Dump the Pump Day this Thursday with Columbus Young Professionals and car2go

Take COTA to the Columbus Arts Festival

Bus it to the Ballpark with COTA on June 8

COTA Signs $37 Million Grant Agreement with FTA for CMAX BRT Project
 

May 2016

Bus it to the Ballpark with COTA on May 26

COTA Memorial Day Holiday Service

COTA Summer Youth Passes Go On Sale May 16

COTA Reroutes Due to the Komen Race for the Cure

Bus it to the Ballpark with COTA on May 12

COTA September Service Change Public Comment Meetings May 19 & 24

COTA’s Weekend & Holiday Zoo Bus Service Launches Saturday

COTA AirConnect Takes Off

April 2016

COTA Reroutes Due to Capital City Half Marathon & May Service Change on Monday

COTA Levy Renewal to be on November Ballot

CBUS to Remain Free Through April 2017

Bus it to the Ballpark with COTA on April 28

Bus it to the Ballpark with COTA this Season

COTA May 2016 Service Change Public Information Meetings Scheduled for April 12 & 14

March 2016

COTA Employees Surprise Young Man with Brand New Bicycle

COTA Celebrates Transit Driver Appreciation Day on Fri., Mar. 18

COTA’s CBUS Wins EXPY Award at Experience Columbus Annual Meeting

February 2016

Ride COTA to the Arnold Sports Festival

COTA Branding Agency Wins Top Honor at 2015 Columbus American Advertising Awards


January 2016

COTA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed May 2016 Service Changes

December 2015

COTA January 2016 Service Change Takes Effect Mon., Jan. 4

Count on COTA this New Year’s Eve

COTA Christmas Day and New Year's Day Holiday Service

Funding for COTA's CMAX Bus Rapid Transit Approved by Congress

Central Ohio Transit Authority, The Ohio State University and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty Pay Tribute to Rosa Parks

Take the CBUS to Holiday Hop this Saturday

COTA January 2016 Service Change Public Meetings Scheduled for Dec. 10 & 15

November 2015

COTA Thanksgiving Holiday Service

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Michigan State Game this Saturday

COTA Offers Free Fares When Level 2 or 3 Snow Emergency Declared

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Minnesota Game this Saturday


October 2015

COTA Hosting Transit System Redesign Public Meetings and Seeking Feedback on Nov. 4 & 12

COTA’s CBUS Extended Until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday for Highball Festivities

COTA Wants Your Feedback on the Future of Public Transportation in Central Ohio

COTA Reroutes Due to Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Penn State Game this Saturday

COTA, Groveport and Obetz Celebrate Launch of Rickenbacker Transit Service

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Maryland Game this Saturday

COTA Hosting Transit System Redesign Public Meetings and Seeking Feedback Oct. 15-Nov. 5


September 2015

Rickenbacker-Area Shuttle Service Set to Launch Sept. 28

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Western Michigan Game this Saturday

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Northern Illinois Game this Saturday

COTA Hosting NextGen Forums September 28, 29 & 30

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Hawaii Game this Saturday

COTA January Service Change Public Comment Meetings Sept. 17 & 22

COTA Celebrates Labor Day Weekend with Extended CBUS Hours

COTA's September Service Change Takes Effect September 7

COTA Joins Sen. Sherrod Brown to Call for Restored Funding for CMAX

August 2015

COTA and car2go Partner to Provide First and Last Mile Service from Park & Rides

COTA CMAX BRT Open House Scheduled for September 1

COTA Highlights Partnerships, Collaboration and Vision at Annual Luncheon

COTA to Host Charlotte Chamber of Commerce President and CEO at 2015 Annual Luncheon

COTA to Expand Bus on Shoulder Program to I-670

July 2015

September Service Change Public Information Meetings August 13 & 18

Bus it to the Ballpark with COTA this Thursday, July 30

Take COTA to the Jazz & Rib Fest

COTA Receives HR Innovation Award from Columbus CEO

Bus it to the Ballpark with COTA on Monday, July 6

Celebrate Independence Day with COTA

June 2015

COTA service expanded for ComFest

Bus it to the Ballpark with COTA on June 24

COTA celebrates Columbus Pride Festival with extended CBUS hours

Take COTA to the Columbus Arts Festival

COTA seeks public comment on proposed Downtown Plan

New COTA buses roll into service in central Ohio

Bus it to the Ballpark with COTA on June 3

May 2015

Take COTA to the Columbus Zoo

COTA NextGen Public Meetings to be held June 1-4

Bus it to the Ballpark with COTA on May 19

COTA Reroutes due to the Komen Race for the Cure

COTA seeks public comment on proposed Downtown Plan

COTA Summer Youth Passes on Sale May 15

COTA September Service Change Public Meetings on May 21, 26

COTA’s weekend & holiday Zoo Bus service launches Saturday, May 9

COTA named Grand Champion at the 2015 APTA International Bus Roadeo

Bus it to the Ballpark with COTA on May 7 

Take the CBUS to Columbus Startup Week events


April 2015

COTA's May Service Change Takes Effect Monday, May 4

COTA Reroutes due to Capital City Half Marathon May 2

COTA participating in new downtown pilot pass program

COTA honored with Community Partner Award at Short North Gala

COTA Board of Trustees Extends Free CBUS Fares for Additional Year

Bus it to the Ballpark with COTA this season

COTA NextGen Public Meetings on April 23

CMAX Bus Rapid Tranist Project Public Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, April 23

COTA Hosts Impactful Advocacy Event Urging Congress to Pass Long-term Federal Transportation Bill

Stand Up 4 Transportation Day to be Held April 9


March 2015

May 2015 Service Change Public Information Meetings Scheduled

Ohio State and COTA Announce New Discount Transit Access Program

COTA Extends CBUS Service for NCAA Basketball on Friday, March 20

Transit Driver Appreciation Day on Mar. 18

COTA Gets Pumped Up for the Arnold Sports Festival


February 2015

Short-Range Transit Plan Public Meetings Feb. 26 & Mar. 3

Central Ohio's first Bus Rapid Transit line is a step closer to reality


January 2015

COTA ridership highest since 1986

Dublin Public Comment Meeting Scheduled on January 28

COTA Welcomes NHL All-Star Guests with Expanded CBUS Service

May Service Change Public Comment Meetings

COTA & TWU, Local 208 sign labor agreement

December 2014

COTA January Service Changes

Count on COTA this New Year's Eve

COTA passes expire Dec. 31

New trustee joins COTA board

COTA celebrates achievements of 40th Anniversary year


November 2014

Take COTA to the OSU vs Michigan Game

COTA offers free fares when Level 2 or Level 3 Snow Emergency declared

January 2015 Service Change Public Information Meetings Scheduled

COTA monthly ridership reaches ten-year high

Take COTA to the OSU vs Indiana Game

COTA Board of Trustees votes to maintain current fares and continue free CBUS fares through May 3, 2015


October 2014

Take COTA to the OSU vs Illinois Game

CBUS is How We Roll to HighBall

COTA appoints Director of Mobility Management

COTA Co-hosting ODOT Public Meeting

COTA Reroutes Due to Marathon

Take COTA to the OSU vs Rutgers Game

Four Public Meetings scheduled for proposed COTA fare adjustments

COTA's Surplus Property Auction slated for Oct. 11

COTA BRT Public Meeting Scheduled for Oct. 14


September 2014

COTA fleet recognized by Clean Fuels Ohio

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Cincinnati Game

COTA appoints Director of Security

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Kent State Game

Take COTA to the OSU vs. Virginia Tech Game

January 2015 Service Change Public Comment Meetings- Sept. 16 & 23


August 2014

September Service Changes Take Effect Sept. 1

Partnership between COTA and the City of New Albany Debuts Sept. 2

COTA Hosting FTA Official at Community Luncheon

COTA celebrates new High Street passenger shelters

COTA offering discount on 31 DayPasses

COTA September 2014 Service Change Public Information Meetings Scheduled

Take COTA to the Jazz & Rib Fest

COTA BRT Public Meeting Notice July 15

Zoom to the BOOM with COTA


June 2014

COTA service expanded for ComFest

COTA Reroutes Due to Columbus Pride Parade

Dump the Pump this Thursday and ride COTA

COMTO Interim President and CEO visits COTA

September 2014 Service Change Public Comment Meetings- June 11 and 17

Annual COTA Roadeo Saturday, June 7

Zoo Bus Service offers convenience and discounts


May 2014

September 2014 Service Change Public Comment Meetings Scheduled

COTA Reroutes Due to the Komen Race for the Cure

Transit System Review Public Meetings May 28-June 4

COTA's Summer Youth Passes go on sale May 15

Bus it to the Ballpark Monday, May 12

Zoo Bus starts this Saturday

CBUS service starts Monday, May 5


April 2014

COTA partnering with Short North Alliance to unveil CBUS at Gallery Hop

May 2014 Service Change

COTA appoints VP Operations

COTA BRT Public Meeting Notice April 17 & 30

Bus it to the Ballpark with COTA


March 2014

COTA May Service Change Public Meeting Notice

COTA BRT Project April Public Meetings Notice

COTA Recognizes Transit Driver Appreciation Day March 18

Construction of new passenger shelters to impact High St. Bus Stops

Transit System Review Public Comment Meetings Scheduled Mar 18-20


February 2014

COTA appoints VP Planning and Service Development

Cleveland Ave. BRT Public Meeting and Open House Scheduled for February 27


January 2014

DBE's Awarded Over $7.8 Million in COTA Contracts

May 2014 Service Change Public Comment Meetings Scheduled

New Trustee joins COTA Board

Rosa Parks Children's Art Exhibit on Display