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18 Sep

Going the Extra Mile: Vaughn Francis

As a military veteran, COTA Superintendent of Transportation Vaughn Francis knows successful teams require cooperation, selflessness and a can-do attitude. In his position, Francis manages day-to-day operations of nearly 300 COTA operators, division supervisors and staff, making sure vehicles safely leave the station on time and...

28 Aug

Going the Extra Mile: Sophia Mohr

The vast, ever-changing nature of Central Ohio presents mobility challenges that are unique to our city’s time and circumstance. Fortunately, these challenges also represent opportunities to break the traditional public transportation mold by developing innovative programs to serve the community. “We're looking at the future of...

14 Aug

Going the Extra Mile: Aslyne Rodriguez

Meet Aslyne “This is about being dignified. Everybody deserves a dignified life. Everybody deserves dignified transportation, and I feel really passionate about how we move in our community.”   Aslyne Rodriguez is a voice for COTA. As our director of government affairs, her job is to act as...

29 Jul

Going the Extra Mile: Transit Vehicle Sanitization

Transit Vehicle Sanitization   Safety and cleanliness are top of mind for both COTA customers and employees. In addition to mandatory masks, COTA has implemented a variety of sanitization protocols to ensure that your ride is as safe as possible. If you have questions about COTA cleanliness,...

24 Jul

Going the Extra Mile: Matthew Allison

“To be safe and reliable is core and fundamental to everything that we do.” — Matthew Allison, Chief of Transit Operations Matthew Allison began working with COTA when he was just 18 years old. Today, he is our Chief of Transit Operations and has been with...

17 Jul

Going the Extra Mile: Mallory Donaldson

"To me, going the extra mile really means meeting people where they are in life." — Mallory Donaldson, Community Relations Manager Since joining the COTA team as our community relations manager in October, Mallory Donaldson became deeply involved in developing a needs assessment among 70+ of our...