May 6, 2013
Will remove 71 bus stops, including three close to Ohio State University. The move is part of the agency’s Bus Stop Service Improvement Project. The project evaluated COTA bus stops and the spacing between them to improve efficiency.
June 25, 2012
Both parties signed more than 25 tentative agreements indicating their approval of negotiated items. Members of TWU then rejected a fact-finder’s report that recommended a resolution of the final article of the contract.
June 14, 2012
COTA forbids drivers from texting or talking on cellphones while driving, even with hands-free devices.
January 25, 2012
Additionally, COTA's board also named W. Curtis Stitt to replace Lhota, who is retiring after seven and a half years.
January 18, 2012
Central Ohio Transit Authority installed a new ID reader system on its buses to assess student ridership for future planning, requiring students to get replacement IDs.
October 17, 2011
CABS is just one way OSU is promoting a switch to a more environmentally-friendly, multimodal approach to transit to help reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions and traffic congestion on campus.
August 12, 2011
Provided more than 17 million rides in 2010 and is on pace to provide over 18 million rides in 2011. On an average weekday last week, COTA provided over 62,000 rides, which was 15.8 percent higher than in 2010. It was also the 15th consecutive week of increased ridership this year.
October 20, 2010
The purpose of service is to provide rides for customers who receive ongoing, long-term medical treatment.
April 5, 2010
In addition to higher ridership, COTA continues its service expansion and bus fleet upgrade making transit more convenient and reliable for central Ohio residents.
January 11, 2010
Positive results during a pilot program are spurring the agency to bring text messaging capability to all its bus lines and, eventually, provide real-time bus updates rather than just scheduled arrivals.
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