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February

Major Downtown Reroutes due to 5th Line 5K. Feb. 9

02/08/2019  –  Central Ohio Transit Authority customers should expect delays and reroutes in the downtown area due to the 5th Line 5K. The race will begin at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 9. in the Arena District area. Expect dela…

January

2018 Ridership Overview

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COTA Board Approves Resolution to Provide Free Fares to Government Workers Impacted by Shutdown

01/23/2019  –  The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) Board of Trustees approved a resolution today to provide free fares to federal workers impacted by the government shutdown. The initiative provides a 31-day Frequent/Standard or Rush Hour pass to all employee…

COTA Offering Free Fares Jan. 20 Due to Level 2 Snow Emergency

01/20/2019  –  On Sunday, Jan. 20, Central Ohio Transit Authority will offer free fares for the remainder of the day due to the Level 2 snow emergency declared in Franklin County. COTA provides free fares on all buses on all routes in the event the Franklin Coun…

Downtown Reroutes due to MLK March on Jan. 21

01/18/2019  –  Central Ohio Transit Authority customers should expect downtown delays and reroutes due to the Martin Luther King Day March. Reroutes will begin 4:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. Expect delays on Lines 10 and 11…

Customer Appreciation Day Event at Canal Winchester Park & Ride Jan. 24

01/17/2019  –  Central Ohio Transit Authority is celebrating its loyal customers with a special Customer Appreciation Day event. The event will be held from 6:00 to 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 at the new Canal Winchester Park & Ride. It is located at 6600…

COTA May Service Change Public Comment Meetings Scheduled for January 17 and 24

01/09/2019  –  The Central Ohio Transit Authority will hold two public comment meetings this month regarding proposed COTA service adjustments that will be effective starting Monday, May 6, 2019:…

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COTA January Service Change Takes Effect Jan. 7

01/04/2019  –  COLUMBUS, OH — The Central Ohio Transit Authority’s (COTA) January Service Change takes effect on Monday, Jan. 7. This means the stop, departure and arrival times for the following lines will change (select a route below to do…

December 2018

Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Service

12/21/2018  –  In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will operate Holiday Service on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. When COTA operates Holiday Service, bus lines operate on Sunday schedules. COTA’s Customer Se…

COTA opening Canal Winchester Park and Ride Jan. 7

12/20/2018  –  Central Ohio Transit Authority will open a Park & Ride Jan. 7 in Canal Winchester. The Park & Ride will be located on 6600 Trillium Ave., which is a road being created near the southeast corner of Winchester Pike and Gender Road. The new a…