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July

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…

Fifth COTA Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

06/26/2020  –  COLUMBUS, Ohio — COTA has been informed that a fifth employee, a transit vehicle operator, has tested positive for COVID-19. The operator last drove a transit vehicle June 16, practicing social distancing and wearing a protective f…

COTA Welcomes New Leadership, Members to Board

06/24/2020  –  COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) Board of Trustees elected Craig. P. Treneff as chair Wednesday while also swearing in two new members, Jennifer Gallagher and Julie Sloat during the board’s annual meetin…

COTA to Resume All Transit Service Tuesday in Downtown Columbus

06/08/2020  –  Starting Tuesday, COTA will resume its regular fixed-route service in the downtown Columbus area. Columbus Division of Police had declared an emergency due to recent demonstrations, requiring COTA to reroute 14 transit lines since May 30. This impact…

We hear you. We see you. We support you.

06/03/2020  –  This is an unprecedented time for our community. COTA is playing a crucial role moving more than 20,000 people a day, as well as providing mobility to those demonstrating and who want to share their voice. In addition, as part of the public infrastru…

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Reroutes Due to Scheduled Protests

06/02/2020  –  Due to ongoing protests in Columbus, all COTA transit service will continue to be rerouted around downtown Columbus indefinitely. This means no transit stops will be served in the downtown area. These reroutes impact lines …

May

COTA Now Using Innovative Sanitization Process to Better Protect Customers on Transit Vehicles

05/27/2020  –  The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced a groundbreaking enhancement to add to an already extensive COVID-19 sanitization process for its entire fleet of more 400 transit vehicles including buses, COTA Plus vehicles and COTA Mainstream pa…

COTA Plus On-Demand Transit Pilot to Serve Northeast Franklin County During COVID-19 Pandemic

05/21/2020  –  COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will launch a COTA//Plus microtransit service Tuesday, May 26, to complement existing transit options during the COVID-19 pande…