Transit Plans

Plans for the Future of Transit in Central Ohio

Short-Range Transit Plan


Updated every two years, COTA's 2017-2021 Short-Range Transit Plan (SRTP) includes improvements to transit service, capital investments and COTA's portion of the regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The SRTP also provides a plan for current and future use of local, state and federal funds. COTA's SRTP is part of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) TIP process. For more information on the TIP, visit

Two public comment meetings will be held regarding proposed updates to the SRTP to seek input. The final report will incorporate this input into the development of future transit service plans, bus purchases, facility upgrades and maintenance, customer service improvements, and other initiatives.

Click here to view the 2015-2019 Short-Range Transit Plan.

Long-Range Transit Plan

The Long-Range Transit Plan looks at changing transportation needs in central Ohio and sets a strategy to provide superior transportation services for every resident, employee and visitor to 2035 and beyond. The plan is created in coordination with and incorporated into the regional Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), created by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.

To download the 2016-2040 Long-Range Transit Plan, click here.

Please check back for future Long-Range Transit Plan meetings.