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2024 Service Changes

May

Service Changes

Service changes may include modifications to frequency, schedules, trip times, routing or stop locations. COTA modifies service three times per year on the first Monday of January, May and September.

Service Change Public Meetings

To ensure all those within our communities have an opportunity to understand the decisions we make at COTA and provide input, we conduct a number of meetings throughout the year and encourage the public to attend.

Four public service change meetings are held before each service change takes place:

  • 2 Public Comment Meetings where COTA presents the first draft of proposed changes for public comment.
  • 2 Public Information Meetings where COTA presents the final changes for the upcoming service change.

May 2024 Service Changes Public Meetings

COTA is seeking public comment on proposed changes scheduled to take place May 6, 2024.

Learn more about the recommended changes by joining one of our upcoming public meetings or contact COTA to give your feedback.

Date Time Meeting Attend
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 Noon-1 p.m. Public Comment Meeting Join in-person
WGP Boardroom
William J. Lhota Building
33 N High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Join on Facebook Live
Visit the @COTAbus Facebook page at the time of the meeting and open the Live popup when it becomes available.
https://www.facebook.com/cotabus/

Meeting Presentation (PDF)

Meeting Recording

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024 6-7 p.m. Public Comment Meeting Join in-person
WGP Boardroom
William J. Lhota Building
33 N High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Join on Facebook Live
Visit the @COTAbus Facebook page at the time of the meeting and open the Live popup when it becomes available.
https://www.facebook.com/cotabus/

Meeting Presentation (PDF)

Meeting Recording

Thursday, April 4, 2024 6-7 p.m. Public Information Meeting Join in-person
WGP Boardroom
William J. Lhota Building
33 N High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Meeting Presentation (PDF)

Join on Facebook Live
Visit the @COTAbus Facebook page at the time of the meeting and open the Live popup when it becomes available.
https://www.facebook.com/cotabus/

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 12-1 p.m. Public Information Meeting Join in-person
WGP Boardroom
William J. Lhota Building
33 N High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Meeting Presentation (PDF)

Join on Facebook Live
Visit the @COTAbus Facebook page at the time of the meeting and open the Live popup when it becomes available.
https://www.facebook.com/cotabus/

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Future Public Meeting Dates

Public Meeting Dates for Service Changes Effective September 2, 2024

  • Comment Meeting 1: Thursday May 16, 2024 at 6pm
  • Comment Meeting 2: Tuesday May 21, 2024 at noon
  • Info Meeting 1: Thursday August 8, 2024 at 6pm
  • Info Meeting 2: Tuesday August 13, 2024 at noon

Public Meeting Dates for Service Changes Effective January 6, 2025

  • Comment Meeting 1: Thursday September 12, 2024 at 6pm
  • Comment Meeting 2: Tuesday September 17, 2024 at noon
  • Info Meeting 1: Thursday December 5, 2024 at 6pm
  • Info Meeting 2: Tuesday December 10, 2024 at noon

Summary of Service Changes Taking Place on May 6, 2024

1 Kenny/Livingston

Minor schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance.

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3 Northwest/Harrisburg

Weekday service frequency will increase from trips every 45 minutes to trips every 30 minutes.

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4 Indianola/Lockbourne

Minor schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance.

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7 Mt Vernon

Weekday service frequency will increase to trips every 15 minutes between downtown and E 5th Ave at Cassidy, with trips every 30 minutes on the branches to Easton and the Airport.

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8 Karl/ S High/Parsons

Minor schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance.

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9 W Mound/Brentnell

S outhbound route change through downtown Columbus. From Nationwide Boulevard heading westbound, turn left on High Street, then right on Spring St, then left on Marconi to continue along the existing route.

Line 9 will stop serving westbound Stop 7513 on Nationwide at High and southbound Stop 6321 on Front at Nationwide.

Line 9 will instead serve southbound Stop 4100 on High at Nationwide and westbound Stop 3142 on Spring at Front.

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12 McKinley/Fields

On weekends, Line 12 will only serve McKinley Operations. Weekend service will no longer go to Fields Operations.

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22 OSU-Rickenbacker

Minor schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance.

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23 James/Stelzer

Weekday service frequency will increase from trips every 30 minutes to trips every 15 minutes.

Saturday service frequency will remain the same with trips every 30 minutes.

Sunday service frequency will increase from trips every 60 minutes to trips every 30 minutes.

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34 Morse

Weekday service frequency will increase from trips every 30 minutes to trips every 15 minutes.

Saturday & Sunday service frequency will increase from trips every 60 minutes to trips every 30 minutes.

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43 Westerville

Minor schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance.

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71 Hilliard

Line 71 will extend north to Hilliard United Methodist Church Park & Ride.

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72 Tuttle

Minor schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance.

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73 Dublin

Minor schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance.

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74 Smoky Row

St. Peters Park and Ride will close to customer parking. Stops at that location will remain open to customers. Nearby

St. Andrews Park & Ride will remain open to customers who wish to park their cars and ride transit.

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CMAX Cleveland Ave

Minor schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance.

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Zoo Bus

Zoo service begins Saturday, May 11, and operates on weekends until Memorial Day. Beginning Memorial Day, May 27, and running through Labor Day, Sept. 2, the Zoo Bus will operate seven days a week.

Zoo Bus operates according to the holiday/Sunday schedule on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

For more information about COTA Zoo Bus service, visit COTA.com/ZooBus or call (614) 228-1776. For zoo and Zoombezi Bay hours, visit columbuszoo.org.

Zoo Bus Schedule Brochure Effective May 11, 2024

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Previous Public Meetings

Visit the links below to view recordings, presentations and transcripts from previous public comment meetings. These materials can be translated upon request.