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COTA to Increase Hours, Frequency, On-Demand Service Starting September 21

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will launch new service Monday, Sept. 21 to address the needs of a re-emerging workforce, ensure social distancing during travel and provide more equitable mobility options for communities. Several COTA lines were reduced or suspended at […]

COTA Named Outstanding Midsize Public Transit System in North America

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For the second time in three years, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has earned the Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award, recognizing the organization as the best transit organization of its size in North America. The award was announced by the […]

COTA Honored Among Best U.S. Companies for Women

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. Parity.org, which advocates for gender equality at the highest levels of business, releases its list each year to recognize companies […]

COTA Launches Zoo Bus Through Labor Day

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 downtown Columbus and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and […]

City Of Columbus, COTA and MORPC Launch LinkUs Central Ohio

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 within the region to be centered under an umbrella program. The LinkUS […]

COTA to Require Customers to Wear Masks

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Beginning Wednesday, April 15, COTA will require customers to wear secure masks covering their faces on all transit vehicles. Masks can be medical, homemade, scarves or bandanas. They must be secure and must cover the nose and mouth. The requirement is consistent […]

COTA Takes Initial Step to Direct Transit Service Based on Community Need

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced today it will evaluate the mobility needs of the community and direct service to meet those needs. In order to enable the organization to do this, COTA leadership, with the support of COTA Board of […]

COTA Ridership in 2019 Highest in 31 Years

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Central Ohio Transit Authority experienced another year of ridership growth in 2019, with the highest ridership since 1988. COTA’s total ridership in 2019 was 19,141,454 compared to 18,914,789 in 2018. That is a 1.2 percent increase and a 4 percent increase […]

Major Downtown Reroutes due to 5th Line 5K

Central Ohio Transit Authority customers should prepare for multiple delays and reroutes due to the 5th Line 5K.  Reroutes will begin at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 25. Expect delays on 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, AirConnect Here are the […]