Central Ohio Transit Authority

The Central Ohio Transit Authority says it's real-time bus tracking service will be available to the public next Friday, May 6.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority is heading to the ballot this November to renew a 10-year old, quarter percent sales and use tax that has helped the agency double its service since 2006. 


Columbus City Council tonight is scheduled to consider a ban on unnecessary travel by city employees to North Carolina in protest of that state's recently enacted law mandating which public restrooms transgender people are allowed to use.

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.

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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.