Transit System Redesign
Developing the Transit System Redesign
Through input from the public, stakeholders and the Board of Trustees, a proposed bus network was developed. Prior to the implementation of any changes, COTA sought public input to hear from our customers.
The proposed bus network was designed by allocating 70% of bus service to high-ridership lines, and 30% of bus service to coverage lines. Coverage lines are strategic to the region, connecting people to employment and other major destinations in less dense areas.
The timeline below looks at the entire project starting in October 2013.
Independent experts hired to review and evaluate the entire bus network
COTA received public input through 10 public meetings, an online survey and focus groups
New proposed bus network completed based on public feedback
COTA Board of Trustees accepted final report and adopted framework
May & June 2015
Host four public comment meetings; review public comments
June 24, 2015
Advise Board of Trustees on public comments
June - September 2015
Adjust full TSR bus system plan
Host additional public meetings; Review public comments; Identify 2016-2017 capital improvements for budget
November 18, 2015
Advise Board of Trustees on final public comments
November 2015 - January 2016
Finalize system plan; Develop draft schedules
January 2016 - January 2017
Continue implementation of TSR
Major implementation of TSR, including Downtown Plan
Complete implementation of TSR, including CMAX Cleveland Avenue BRT/Enhanced Bus Service