Service Updates – COTA

Service Updates

Service Updates to Meet Your Needs

The pandemic continues to present COTA with a series of unprecedented mobility challenges. Yet, throughout these unique circumstances, we remain inspired by the ingenuity and tenacity of both our employees and our essential  customers.

To help keep you safe, COTA implemented cutting-edge daily sanitization procedures that exceed industry standards. From fogging to intensely cleaning every surface, COTA employees are going the extra mile to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In addition to sanitization, all customers and employees are required to wear masks on transit vehicles, bus capacity is capped at 20 passengers and fares are suspended to allow for rear door boarding.

As we continue to navigate this rapidly changing environment, our COTA team is closely monitoring customer feedback and ridership data to implement safe, effective service changes.


September Service Changes

Effective September 21, 2020:

In order to accommodate your needs, the following changes are being made for September 21, 2020 :

  • Expanded service hours – from 5am to 11pm on our most active lines, seven days a week.
  • Increased frequency on high-ridership lines 1, 2, 10 and CMAX.
  • Improved frequency on several lines from 60 minutes to 30 minutes.
  • COTA will restore Line 21 Hilliard Rome and Line 25 Brice.
  • The Northeast Franklin County Emergency On-Demand Service will shift to a Bus On-Demand model.

For a full summary of changes and updated schedules, read our Service Change Summary Table or check out the timetables for individual lines. For more information, please contact Customer Care at (614) 228-1776.

On Tuesday, September 15th, COTA held a public comment meeting to discuss the upcoming changes. To view a recording of the September 15th meeting, click here.


Current Schedules as of September 21, 2020 (click on your line to view schedule)

Line 1 Kenny/Livingston

Line 2 N High/E Main

Line 3 Northwest/Harrisburg

Line 4 Indianola/Lockbourne

Line 5 W 5th Ave/Refugee

Line 6 Cleveland/Sullivant

Line 7 Mt Vernon

Line 8 Karl/S High/Parsons

Line 9 W Mound/Brentnell

Line 10 E Broad/W Broad

Line 11 Bryden/Maize

Line 12 McKinley/Fields

Line 21 Hilliard Rome

Line 22 OSU/Rickenbacker

Line 23 James/Stelzer

Line 24 Hamilton

Line 25 Brice

Line 31 Hudson

Line 32 N Broadway

Line 33 Henderson

Line 34 Morse

Line 102 Polaris Pkwy/N High


COTA Plus On-Demand Pilot

GREAT Service

The following lines remain temporarily suspended: 13 Arlington/1st, 35 Dublin-Granville, 41 Crosswoods/Polaris, 42 Sharon Woods, 43 Westerville, 44 Easton, 45 New Albany, 46 Gahanna, 51 Reynoldsburg, 52 Canal Winchester, 61 Grove City, 71 Hilliard, 72 Tuttle, 73 Dublin, 74 Smoky Row, AirConnect, Night Owl, and CBUS


We Value Your Health

For your safety and the safety of our employees, a mask is required to board any COTA vehicle.

Your safety is COTA’s No. 1 priority which is why masks are mandatory for all customers and employees on any COTA transit vehicle. Whether your mask is medical or homemade, it must completely cover your nose and mouth. Below are a few mask guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).