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July

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…

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…