Short and Long Range Transit Plan Update
COTA is in the process of updating our Short (5-year) and Long-Range (30-year) transit plans as a united strategy for the future of mobility in Central Ohio. These plans will guide local, state and federal funding decisions over the coming years and decades.
Nationally and locally, public transit is undergoing significant change and innovation. COTA is transforming to meet growing mobility demands, as central Ohio continues to experience rapid population and job growth. These Short- and Long-Range transit plans continue COTA’s rethinking of regulatory and organizational status quos while pursuing advances in technology and expanding mobility opportunities.
The Short-Range section (SRTP) will outline planned improvements to bus service and investments in buses, stops and facilities through 2024. The Long-Range portion (LRTP) prepares COTA to meet transit demand as our region grows through 2050. These plans lay the foundation for federal and state investment in transformative transportation projects. COTA will frame these plans around the guiding principles of our 2019-2024 Strategic Plan centered on “Moving Every Life Forward”.
COTA NextGen (2017)