More Opportunities for the Community to Shape the Future of Public Transportation in Central Ohio
Additional NextGen Public Meetings/Open Houses Held June 1-4
COLUMBUS, OH—The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is extending the opportunity for the public to
participate in NextGen and share their vision for the future of public transportation in central Ohio. After
engaging the public through meetings and community events in April and May, COTA is inviting the public to
four more meetings/open houses that will be held June 1-4. Community members may also participate online.
Public input is an integral part of the first phase of COTA’s NextGen project, a long-range visioning effort to
identify public transportation needs and opportunities for the next 10, 15, 25 years and beyond. This threephase
effort will analyze how the region’s growth trends will influence opportunities and demand for public
transportation. NextGen will also identify – with extensive community guidance – transit investments and
creative ways to pay for them.
“NextGen will be the community’s plan when it’s completed next spring,” said Curtis Stitt, COTA
President/CEO. “We want everyone in the community to have the opportunity to share their ideas for how our
transportation system should grow and strengthen our region as a world-class destination.”