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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 […]

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 Welcomes New Leadership, Members to Board

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) Board of Trustees elected Craig. P. Treneff as chair Wednesday while also swearing in two new members, Jennifer Gallagher and Julie Sloat during the board’s annual meeting. Treneff is an attorney at Treneff Cozza Law LLC, […]

COTA to Resume All Transit Service Tuesday in Downtown Columbus

Starting Tuesday, COTA will resume its regular fixed-route service in the downtown Columbus area. Columbus Division of Police had declared an emergency due to recent demonstrations, requiring COTA to reroute 14 transit lines since May 30. This impacted Lines 1-12, 102 and CMAX. In addition […]

Reroutes Due to Scheduled Protests

Due to ongoing protests in Columbus, all COTA transit service will continue to be rerouted around downtown Columbus indefinitely. This means no transit stops will be served in the downtown area. These reroutes impact lines 1-12, 102 and CMAX. Customers needing to transfer buses can do so in the area […]

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 […]