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The Central Ohio Transit Authority says 2019 brought the most riders in more than 30 years.

Terrell Flucas/Matt Martin

In 2011, the Dayton  Regional Transport Authority went to the suburb of Beavercreek, Ohio, with a seemingly simple request: add an additional three bus stops to an already existing route.

The city council refused, and what followed was a three-year fight that traversed questions of race, privilege, and access. It's the focus of a new documentary, Free to Ride, produced by Ohio State University's Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.

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A major re-configuring of Central Ohio Transit Authority bus routes is in the final stages, with COTA refocusing away from downtown Columbus as it nears a launch date of May 1

Woman Running For COTA Bus Is Struck And Killed

May 14, 2016

A woman has died after falling beneath the wheels of a bus in Columbus.

Debbie Holmes

A new bus service recently started in Central Ohio, but this one is not your typical ride.  It's a bus with a mission.


The Central Ohio Transit Authority now says a popular free bus route will remain free through the end of the year.