COTA Highlights Partnerships, Collaboration and Vision at 2016 Annual Luncheon
Special Venture Partner at Fontinalis Partners, LLC Delivers Keynote Address
COLUMBUS, OH—Yesterday, more than 500 community stakeholders
attended the Central Ohio Transit Authority’s (COTA) 2016 Annual
Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. The event, themed, “Keep Us
Moving,” celebrated COTA’s major initiatives, community partnerships and
current vision to align COTA’s goals with those of the community. Speakers
emphasized the importance of continuing strong support for COTA.
COTA President/CEO W. Curtis Stitt updated the audience on COTA’s role
in the community, discussing partnerships and collaborations, and
emphasizing the impact of COTA service, which provides access to
business, entertainment and various other destinations in Columbus. Stitt
also spoke about COTA’s growth and success in the past decade, and the
vision COTA holds for the future.
“Our shared vision sees the COTA of the future as something that connects
people to places in ways that meet their needs, and in ways that drive the
economy of the future,” Stitt said.
Gabe Klein, Special Venture Partner at Fontinalis Partners, LLC, delivered the keynote address. Klein shared
how cities can shape transportation technology for the greater good. He stated that autonomous cars, data
analytics, behavioral economics and incentives, renewable energy and molecular design are only some of the
important changes to watch in the next five years.