Employer Bus Passes

COTA Puts the "Bus" in Business

Columbus-area companies can offer 31-Day bus passes sold right at your workplace.

How It Works:

  • Determine how many passes your company needs each month or quarter
  • COTA delivers the passes to your company
  • Your company sells and distributes passes to employees
  • Your company pays only for the passes sold
  • COTA picks up all unused passes around the 15th of the month
  • There is a minimum quantity required to become an outlet

Call COTA Pass Sales at (614) 228-4125 to learn more.

7-Day Pass Program

COTA 7-day passes are perfect for hotels, conventioneers, out-of-town business professionals, senior groups, youth groups and tourists. At just $25 each, COTA 7-day passes cost less than renting a car, paying for taxis or catching a shuttle service. Passes are good for unlimited rides on all COTA routes for seven consecutive days. Please note, an upcharge of $0.75 is required on each Express trip with Local fare media.

Available at COTA Pass Sales office or Ticket Vending Machine, 33 N. High Street, or participating Kroger and Giant Eagle stores. Contact COTA Customer Service, (614) 228-1776, to find out more about how to purchase 7-day passes in bulk.

Pre-Tax Passes

**COTA does not facilitate this discount. Check with your employer's Human Resource department to see if your company offers this benefit.

IRS Regulation 132 offers substantial dollar savings to transit riders on their daily commute costs. These savings come from federal, state, and FICA taxes that are not accessed on transit costs when paid by employees on a pre-tax basis. The IRS establishes employers as the gatekeeper for this federally-approved program. Employers must deduct the cost of the pass each month from the employee's paycheck.

Check with your employer's Human Resource department to see if your company offers this benefit. Learn more about transit benefits at https://www.wageworks.com/