Take COTA to OSU vs. Rutgers! – COTA

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Take COTA to OSU vs. Rutgers!


The Central Ohio Transit Authority is offering its popular express bus service for Ohio State University’s home football game Saturday, Sept. 8, when the Buckeyes host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The start time for the game is 3:30 p.m.

COTA has once again partnered with the Ohio Expo Center to provide convenient, low-cost Park & Ride service between the Expo Center at 17th Avenue and I-71, and 17th Avenue and Neil Avenue – approximately one block from Ohio Stadium. Parking for the Rutgers game is south of 17th Avenue.

Details here.

COTA’s Ohio Expo Center football service begins operation three hours before kickoff. Return service begins after the third quarter and operates for two hours after the game ends. The drop-off location will be the same as the pick-up location. Buses will arrive approximately every 5-10 minutes.

The cost to park at the Expo Center is $5. Roundtrip express fare to Ohio Stadium is $5.50 for adults and $2 for children. Children up to 12 years of age and under 48” ride free (limit of three children per family).

The same roundtrip fee of $5.50 per adult is available for fans who want to use the service without parking at the Expo Center. Fans parking RV’s at the Expo Center are also invited to take the express bus.

Fans can park for free and board the express service bus at COTA’s Crosswoods Park & Ride, located at 7460 Huntington Park Dr., which also will operate three hours before and two hours after each home game.

Regular COTA service to the campus area is available on a variety of lines. One-way fare is $2. Cash will be the only valid payment on the bus.

For more information, please call (614) 228-1776.

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