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Zoom to BOOM! with COTA

Zoom to BOOM! with COTA

Skip the fuss and ride with us

The largest Independence Day celebration in the Midwest is back! COTA offers the safest, easiest and most affordable way for you and your family to get to Red, White & BOOM! For just $4 round trip, you can skip the traffic and pricey parking and get dropped off right where the action is happening.


HOW TO RIDE

It’s easy to zoom to BOOM! with COTA.

Here’s how it works:

  • Step 1: Meet us at one of four designated Park & Ride locations.
  • Step 2: Pay for your trip and receive your color-coded wristband.
  • Step 3: Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride to downtown.
  • Step 4: Enjoy Red, White & BOOM!
  • Step 5: After the event, provided information cards will point you toward a COTA loading zone that corresponds to your wristband color.
  • Step 6: We’ll drive you back to your Park & Ride location — that’s it!
If you have any questions along the way, our entire team will be on hand to help you reach your destination.

TWO WAYS TO PAY

Zoom to BOOM! is a cashless experience — you’ll pay through COTA’s scanner system at the Park & Ride before boarding.

  • ADULTS: $4 round trip
  • CHILDREN (5-12): $2 round trip
  • CHILDREN (4 OR UNDER): No fare

DOWNLOAD THE TRANSIT APP

Plan ahead! Download the Transit app and load funds onto your account to cover your fares to and from downtown. You will scan your Transit app at the Park & Ride to receive a wristband, which will give you access to your ride.

PAY VIA CARD

Meet us at your preferred Park & Ride location — there are four designated locations this year — where you can pay using a credit or debit card. You will then receive a wristband that gives you access to your ride.


WHEN TO GO

Service from COTA Park & Rides to BOOM! runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Return trips begin at 10:45 p.m. and continue until approximately midnight.


BOOM! PARK & RIDE LOCATIONS

Crosswoods

7460 Huntington Park Dr., Columbus, OH 43234

At Crosswoods Center NE of 270/N. High St.

Served by Line 41 Crosswoods/Polaris; Local Line 102 Polaris Pkwy/N. High

Grove City

2321 Old Stringtown Rd., Grove City, OH 43123

Southwest corner of Stringtown & Parkmead Dr.

Served by Line 61 Grove City; Local Line 3 Northwest/Harrisburg

Reynoldsburg

2100 Birchview Dr., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Near Birchview Dr. & Eastgreen Blvd.

Served by Line 51 Reynoldsburg; Local Line 1 Kenny/Livingston

Westerville

312 W. Main St., Westerville, OH 43081

East of Cleveland at Collegeview Rd.

Served by Line 43 Westerville

downtown map

Download Boarding Zone PDF


TRIPS VIA COTA LINES

You can take nearly any COTA line for service to the downtown area, depending on your direction of travel. Before you depart, simply plan your route via the Transit app or at COTA.com. If you have questions, you can ask your Operator. We’re here to help!

After the event, outbound trips will be available at designated boarding zones. Consult the map to plan your trip: note that there are 13 boarding zones downtown, labeled B through N. Each boarding zone offers service for certain COTA lines.

The following boarding zones service our network of Park & Rides:

ZONE COTA Lines Park & Ride Locations Served
E 51 & 61 (51) Reynoldsburg Park & Ride, (61) Grove City Park & Ride
F 41 Worthington Crosswoods Park & Ride
H 43 Westerville Park & Ride