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Caring for the Environment

Moving Forward, Sustainably

Our Sustainability Commitment

The most important role COTA can play in sustainability is to create a world-class transit system that our customers love. COTA strives to be a mobility solutions provider that is functional and reliable for our core customers, as well as a compelling mobility option for customers who do not rely exclusively on COTA to move throughout Central Ohio.

From current initiatives to future-forward goals, COTA plans to move forward with a series of major sustainability concepts:

  • Support the overall regional economy through effective and efficient operations
  • Promote economic opportunity, particularly for community residents with limited opportunity to fully participate in our region’s growth and success
  • Sustain the social fabric of our region by promoting opportunities for new connections among residents, which includes New Americans and newcomers to our community
  • Enhance the natural environment by taking measures to improve public health, enhance the quality of life and become better stewards of our natural resources

Environmental Excellence

COTA’s sustainability efforts by the numbers:

  • 65% of COTA’s fleet are low-emission vehicles
  • 10 electric buses will be purchased in 2022
  • 28 CNG buses added per year to be diesel free by 2025
  • 7.9 tons of cardboard recycled
  • 75.9 tons of scrap metal recycled
  • 3.2 million gallons of water saved per year