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COTA breaks ground on CMAX BRT line

08/04/2016

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Construction begins on COTA’s first bus rapid transit line
COLUMBUS, OH—Today, the Central Ohio Transit
Authority (COTA) hosted a groundbreaking celebration for
their CMAX Cleveland Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line.
The celebration, held at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education
Center, included remarks from community leaders, and a
ceremonial groundbreaking at the future location of a CMAX
BRT station.
“We’re pleased to celebrate construction of CMAX, central
Ohio’s first bus rapid transit line,” said W. Curtis Stitt, COTA
President/CEO. “The high frequency service with improved
travel times and upgraded customer amenities will enhance
access to jobs, education and training opportunities, healthcare and other services in our community. CMAX will
not only improve transportation in central Ohio, it has the potential to change lives.”
Launching in 2018, COTA’s first Bus Rapid Transit line, CMAX, will connect more than 211,000 residents and
170,000 workers along Cleveland Avenue to jobs, healthcare and educational resources and encourage
economic development in the corridor. The 15.6-mile route will serve customers every 10 minutes between
Downtown Columbus and SR-161 during rush hours, with service to Polaris Parkway/Africa Road every 30
minutes.

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