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August

COTA COVID-19 Weekly Update

08/07/2020  –  COTA has been informed that two operators have tested positive for COVID-19. One operator last reported to work on July 21 and had scheduled personal time off before getting tested on August 1. The second operator, last reported on July 28. Both empl…

COSI & COTA Announce New Partnership to Bring STEM Events to Columbus City Schools

08/06/2020  –  COSI on Wheels, COSI’s beloved educational outreach program for more than 38 years has joined with the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) to expand the program to meet the growing needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COSI…

July

COTA COVID-19 Weekly Update

07/31/2020  –  COTA has been informed that an operator, a Transportation Services Supervisor and a vehicle maintenance technician have tested positive for COVID-19. The operator last reported to work on July 24, the supervisor last reported on July 25 and the vehic…

COTA COVID-19 Weekly Update

07/24/2020  –  COTA has been informed that three operators have tested positive for COVID-19. One operator last reported to work on July 16, another on July 17 and the third on July 18. All three practiced social distancing while on the job and wore masks as part o…

COTA Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

07/22/2020  –  COLUMBUS, Ohio — COTA has been informed that a 13th employee, a transit vehicle operator, has tested positive for COVID-19. The operator last drove a transit vehicle July 17, practicing social distancing and wearing a protective fa…

COTA Honored Among Best U.S. Companies for Women

07/17/2020  –  COLUMBUS, Ohio — Parity.org has released its 2020 Best Companies for Women to Advance List, including Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) among 35 nationally-recognized brands. Parit…

COTA Launches Zoo Bus Through Labor Day

07/13/2020  –  Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced today that Zoo Bus is now available for the remainder of the summer. Zoo Bus is a popular summer transit service at COTA and an easy way to travel between down…

Ninth COTA Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

07/08/2020  –  COLUMBUS, Ohio — COTA has been informed that an administrative employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee last reported to work on July 2 and tested positive on July 8. COTA is fully supporting this individual and is h…

Three COTA Employees Tests Positive for Coronavirus

07/06/2020  –  COLUMBUS, Ohio — COTA has been informed that three transit vehicle operators have tested positive for COVID-19. One operator last drove a transit vehicle on June 28, and the two other operators last drove on June 30. All three prac…

June

City Of Columbus, COTA and MORPC Launch LinkUs Central Ohio

06/30/2020  –  The City of Columbus, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), and Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) today unveiled LinkUS, a collaborative effort with private sector and neighborhood partners that allows for mobility implementation efforts…