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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 […]

Responding to the demand in mobility

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As the demand for mobility options in our community increases, COTA is responding. Today, our Board of Trustees did just that by adopting the 2020 COTA proposed budget, a significant investment in mobility solutions that supports our vision to Move Every Life […]

COTA Offers Toys For Tots Drop-Off Locations

Central Ohio Transit Authority is offering two Toys for Tots drop-off locations this season, to help Central Ohio children have a happy holiday. Anyone can bring a new, unwrapped toy to the following COTA locations from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday:   […]

The Journey from Selling a Pass to Moving Lives Forward

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week we unveiled a new asset to the community with the opening of our Customer Experience Center (CEC). The CEC serves as an enhanced, customer-focused way to engage with COTA. When you walk in the door, you are greeted by […]

A Thank You to Our Growing Community

Dear Friends and Neighbors, A few weeks ago, COTA operators, vehicle maintenance technicians, administrative staff and leadership joined 800 community leaders at our annual luncheon. If you were able to join us, you learned of our latest enhancement to MOVE people – the COTA Connector app. This initial entrance […]

Major Downtown Reroutes and Stop Changes due Columbus Marathon

Central Ohio Transit Authority customers should expect major delays and reroutes in conjunction with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon this weekend. Reroutes will begin Friday, Oct. 18, and will last through the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 20. All downtown stops will be closed beginning at […]

COTA Annual Meeting and Luncheon Oct. 3

Join Central Ohio Transit Authority at our 2019 Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. View complete details here

Bus it to the Buckeyes

Dear Friends and Neighbors, There is undeniable excitement around COTA and the future of mobility in the region. In the last month alone, our region successfully held its first shared use mobility “pop-up” lane, played host to Virgin Hyperloop 1, and launched the first COTA Plus microtransit service in […]