Topic : Central Ohio Transit Authority

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COTA receives $400K alt fuels vehicle conversion grant

Sustainability| May 8, 2018

The agency has saved approximately $10 million in fuel costs by transitioning to CNG since 2013.

COTA awards contract to New Flyer for up to 154 CNG buses

Bus| March 23, 2018

The contract includes 28 firm orders with options to purchase an additional 126 CNG 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses, which will replace end-of-life vehicles with more efficient CNG buses over the next five years.

Management & Operations| March 15, 2018

COTA taps new President/CEO

Joanna Pinkerton was recommended by the COTA CEO Selection Committee and then unanimously approved by the full Board of Trustees. 

Sustainability| March 12, 2018

COTA, City of Columbus open new CNG fueling station

The station, built as a partnership between the two entities, is used to fuel City of Columbus vehicles. It is also open to the public and companies with CNG fleets.

Management & Operations| December 4, 2017

COTA to interview three candidates for CEO post

The new leader of the transit agency likely will determine if COTA remains a bus company, implements light rail or takes advantage of its SmartColumbus connection.

COTA extends paratransit contract with First Transit

The company provides management, administration, maintenance and call center operations for all paratransit services.

Sustainability| February 3, 2017

Ohio's COTA, City partner to build CNG fueling station

The fueling station will service City of Columbus vehicles, with additional access available to the public. It will share compression infrastructure with COTA’s existing CNG fueling station, built in 2013.

Bus| November 21, 2016

COTA to provide free Wi-Fi on entire 444-bus fleet

The cost to COTA will be no more than $250,000 per year, though, the agency is hopeful negotiations with companies vying for the contract will result in no charge for them.

Security and Safety | December 17, 2015

Ohio bus driver robbed, assaulted

Surveillance video obtained by the station shows the suspect snatching the unidentified driver’s purse while exiting the bus. The video later shows the suspect dragging the driver off the bus while she clings to her purse.

Bus| May 7, 2015

COTA wins APTA Bus Roadeo's Grand Champion title

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Austin, Texas team took second place overall achievement honors, while the team from Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority of Philadelphia won third place overall achievement honors.

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