Central Ohio Transit Authority

The City of Columbus has formally approved several agreements with the Central Ohio Transit Authority to create what is called the Cleveland Avenue Bus Rapid Transit project.

Plans are in the works for a new bus route between Port Columbus and downtown.

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Columbus police have identified the woman killed Tuesday following a two-vehicle crash that sent a car flying into a bus shelter where she was sitting.

COTA To Expand Program

Aug 7, 2015

The Central Ohio Transit Authority is expanding a program in which busses are allowed to drive on the inside shoulder of major highways.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority plans to ask voters in November of next year to renew the temporary quarter percent sales tax levy they approved in 2006.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority says people who ride the popular CBUS  downtown circulator will continue to ride for free. 

The use of public transportation is up in Ohio and around the country.

Central Ohio Transit Authority officials say federal dollars mean Columbus could be getting it's long-discussed rapid transit route along Cleveland Avenue.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority says bus ridership increased by 3 percent last year.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority's board of trustees yesterday ratified a new three-year contract with the union representing drivers and mechanics.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the city's notable achievements in 2014 are helping change its national image. 

Bus service in and around Columbus will be getting a boost next year.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority dropped plans yesterday to charge fares for the Downtown Circulator and increase fares on fixed routes.

Central Ohio Transit Authority officials say bus ridership is at its highest level in three years after a strong summer. 

The City of Columbus today installs the last batch of new parking meters on High Street through Downtown.

WCBE files

The National Transportation Safety Board says a broken rail was the cause of a train derailment near the Ohio State Fairgrounds in 2012.

Plans to track Central Ohio Transit Authority buses online are on hold again. 

COTA Launching Free Bus Route

Feb 27, 2014

The Central Ohio Transit Authority will launch a  free downtown circulator this spring.

People who want to use a proposed downtown Columbus bus route may have to pay a fare.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority says ridership has risen slightly so far this year.

COTA Holds Forums On Downtown Circulator

Aug 26, 2013

The Central Ohio Transit Authority is developing a plan for special buses to carry riders among the hottest spots in downtown Columbus.

COTA Ridership Declines

Jul 25, 2013

Fewer people are riding pubic busses around central Ohio.

Local Agencies Want Money From Rail Company

Jul 11, 2013

Local agencies say they are still trying to recover nearly 900 thousand dollars lost in the train derailment and explosion near Weinland Park last year.

Fewer people are riding Central Ohio Transit Authority buses.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority holds a public meeting tonight on its plan to eliminate more bus stops.

The man charged with firing a shot that struck a woman on a COTA bus last month has been indicted on 12 counts of felonious assault.

Bond is set at 500 thousand dollars for the man accused of shooting at a COTA bus, striking a passenger in the face.

Columbus police say one of two suspects in the shooting of a woman on a COTA bus last month has turned himself in.

Columbus police say five of seven people suspected of assaulting a teenager on a Central Ohio Transit Authority bus have been arrested.

The American Transit Association says local bus ridership fell 1.8 percent last year.