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October

Major Downtown Reroutes and Stop Changes due Columbus Marathon

10/16/2019  –  Central Ohio Transit Authority customers should expect major delays and reroutes in conjunction with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon this…

COTA Launches Connector Mobile Payment Option

10/03/2019  –  COTA today announced the availability of Connector, an important enhancement in how riders can access COTA service without using cash. Customers can set up an account to electronically transfer any amount of money from their bank or credit card to a…

September

COTA Board Approves Free Fares on Election Day

09/25/2019  –  The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will offer free fares to all customers Tuesday, Nov. 5, in an unprecedented local effort to improve voters’ access to polling places on Election Day. On Sept. 25, the COTA Board of Trustees voted unanimo…

COTA Annual Meeting and Luncheon Oct. 3

09/23/2019  –  Join Central Ohio Transit Authority at our 2019 Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.…

COTA to Host Public Meetings September 12 & 17

09/11/2019  –  Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will host two public comment meetings regarding proposed COTA service adjustments that will be effective Monday, Jan. 6, 2020: Thursday, September 12 Columbus Metropolitan Librar…

August

Get Early Access to Pivot, Central Ohio’s New Mobility App

08/30/2019  –  Get early access and provide feedback on Central Ohio’s new…

Reroutes due to African American Male Wellness Walk August 10

08/09/2019  –  Central Ohio Transit Authority service will be rerouted for  African American Male Wellness Walk beginning at 6:30 am on Saturday, August 10. Lines 1, 2, 10, 11, 22 will be rerouted…

July

Major Downtown Reroutes Due to Pelotonia August 2

07/31/2019  –  Central Ohio Transit Authority service will be rerouted for Pelotonia Aug. 2-3 as bicyclists embark on rides of up to 200 miles to raise money in the fight against cancer…

COTA to Receive $2.6 Million in Federal Funding to Invest in Electric Buses & Infrastructure

07/28/2019  –  The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) a $2.6 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant to use toward COTA’s transition to diesel-free buses by 2025. The funds are part of the Federa…

COTA Launches Five-Year Strategic Plan to Advance Mobility and Opportunity in Central Ohio

07/28/2019  –  The COTA Board of Trustees recently announced it passed a resolution to adopt the Moving Every Life Forward COTA Strategic Plan 2019-2024, which provides the path COTA will take t…