Stay Informed and Share Your Feedback
To ensure all those within our communities have an opportunity to understand the decisions we make at COTA and provide input, we conduct a number of meetings throughout the year and encourage the public to attend. These include:
- Board of Trustees Meetings
- Special Selection Committee Meetings
- Fare Policy Meetings
- Service Change Meetings
- Other meetings as needed
The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will host two public comment meetings to discuss proposed service changes that will begin May 1, 2023. COTA customers and community members can learn about the changes and provide feedback during these sessions.
Interested parties can attend one of two meetings, held at the following times:
- Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, Jan. 31 at noon
How to attend:
Due to COTA’s system outage, we ask customers and community members to attend in person.
33 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215
All interested people are encouraged to join and participate. For more information, please call COTA Customer Service at (614) 228-1776.
When do service changes take place?
COTA makes changes to its service three times a year, typically on the first Monday of January, May and September. This includes schedule adjustments to improve travel times and modify service, as well as construction-related route changes.
Select “Upcoming” for a schedule of upcoming public meetings. To view meeting minutes or recordings (if available) for previous meetings, select “Past.” Use the filter feature to look at meetings by their type.
|1/26/23||6 p.m.||Service Change Meeting||in person at 33 N. High St.|
|1/31/23||12 p.m. (noon)||Service Change Meeting||in person at 33 N. High St.|
|1/18/23||9:00 AM – 10:30 AM||Board of Trustees||Learn How to Attend|
|1/12/23||4:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Governance Committee||Learn How to Attend|
|12/14/2022||9-10:30 a.m.||Board of Trustees||Learn How to Attend|
|12/13/2022||3:00 PM – 4:00 PM||Governance Committee||Learn How to Attend|
|12/13/2022||12:00 p.m. (noon)||Public Meetings for January 2023 Service Changes||Learn How to Attend|
|12/08/2022||6:00 p.m.||Public Meetings for January 2023 Service Changes||Learn How to Attend|
|12/07/2022||3-4:30 p.m.||Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee||Learn How to Attend|
|12/07/2022||9-10:30 a.m.||Strategic and Operational Planning Committee||Learn How to Attend|
|12/06/2022||3-4:30 p.m.||External Stakeholder Relations Committee||Learn How to Attend|
|11/16/2022||9-10:30 a.m.||Board of Trustees||Learn How to Attend|
|11/10/2022||4-5 p.m.||Governance Committee||Learn How to Attend|
|11/09/2022||3-4:30 p.m.||Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee||Learn How to Attend|
|11/08/2022||3-4:30 p.m.||External Stakeholder Relations Committee||Learn How to Attend|
|11/02/2022||9-10:30 a.m.||Strategic and Operational Planning Committee||Learn How to Attend|
|09/28/2022||9-10:30 a.m.||Board of Trustees||Learn How to Attend|
|09/22/2022||4-5 p.m.||Governance Committee||Learn How to Attend|
|09/20/2022||12 p.m.||Public Comment Meeting on January 2023 Service Change||Recording
|09/15/2022||6 p.m.||Public Comment Meeting on January 2023 Service Change||Presentation|
|09/13/2022||3-4:30 p.m.||External Stakeholder Relations Committee||Learn How to Attend|
|09/07/2022||3-4:30 p.m.||Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee||Learn How to Attend|
|09/07/2022||9-10:30 a.m.||Strategic and Operational Planning Committee||Learn How to Attend|
|08/23/2022||12 p.m.||Public Comment Meeting on Service Changes||Recording (coming soon)
Transcript (coming soon)
Presentation (coming soon)
|08/18/2022||6 p.m.||Public Comment Meeting on Service Changes||Recording
Transcript (coming soon)
Presentation (coming soon)
|08/15/2022||3-4:30 p.m.||Special Meeting of the COTA Board of Trustees||Minutes|
|07/27/2022||9-10:30 a.m.||Board of Trustees||Minutes|
|07/18/2022||4-5 p.m.||Governance Committee||Minutes|
|07/12/2022||3-4:30 p.m.||External Stakeholder Relations Committee||Minutes|
|07/11/2022||4-5 p.m.||Strategic and Operational Planning Committee||Minutes|
|07/06/2022||10-11:30 a.m.||Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee||Minutes|
|06/14/2022||12 p.m.||Public Comment Meeting on Service Changes||
|06/09/2022||6 p.m.||Public Comment Meeting on Service Changes||
|05/25/2022||8:30-10 a.m.||Annual Meeting & Regular Board of Trustees Meeting||Annual Minutes
|5/24/2022||12 p.m.||Public Comment Meeting on Service Changes||
|5/19/2022||6 p.m.||Public Comment Meeting on Service Changes||
|5/12/2022||4-5 p.m.||Governance Committee||Minutes|
|5/11/2022||3-4:30 p.m.||Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee||Minutes|
|05/10/2022||3-4:30 p.m.||External Stakeholder Relations Committee||Minutes|
|05/04/2022||9-10:30 a.m.||Strategic and Operational Planning Committee||Minutes|
|03/30/2022||9-10:30 a.m.||Board of Trustees||Minutes|
|03/17/2022||4-5 p.m.||Governance Committee||Minutes|
|03/16/2022||3-4:30 p.m.||Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee||Minutes|
|03/15/2022||CANCELED||External Stakeholder Relations Committee|
|03/09/2022||9-10:30 a.m.||Strategic and Operational Planning Committee||Minutes|
|03/04/2022||9:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.||Board of Trustees Retreat
A special meeting of the COTA Board of Trustees is scheduled for a Board Retreat on Friday, March 4, 2022, 9:30 a.m., at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Carnegie Board Room, 96 W. Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
The purpose of the retreat is to provide a current status update of COTA’s operations, discuss the Board governance structure and documents, and to discuss updates to the Board’s strategic framework to guide future growth and development.
|01/26/2022||Immediately Following Board of Trustees Meeting||Rescheduled Governance Committee||Minutes|
|01/11/2022||3-4:30 p.m.||External Stakeholder Relations Committee||Minutes|
|01/10/2022||3:30-5 p.m.||Strategic and Operational Planning Committee||Minutes|
|01/05/2022||CANCELED||Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee|
Customers and community members are also encouraged to provide feedback in real time by contacting our Customer Care team.
Obtaining Copies of Our Meeting Records
COTA offers a variety of meeting minutes on this website. We also adhere to the state’s Public Records Act.
In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, COTA deems public records as any documents, device or item, regardless of physical form or characteristic, created or received by or coming under the jurisdiction of any public office of the state or its political subdivisions, which serves to document the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations or other activities of the office.
Anyone who requests records must identify the records requested with sufficient clarity to allow the public office to identify, retrieve and review the records.
A copy of COTA’s Public Records Policy is available upon request. You may submit a request by emailing PublicRecords@cota.com or calling 614-275-5800. Please visit our Codes & Policies page to learn more.