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A COTA bus stop in downtown Columbus.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

Central Ohio Transit Authority opens its new Customer Experience Center in downtown Columbus on Wednesday.

Streetcar in Cincinnati

State officials say $105 million in grants is going to public transit systems across Ohio.

The Ohio State University

Columbus is growing at a rapid rate: By 2050, the city is predicted to have a population of 3 million people. City leaders and others formed a public-private partnership to study how they can best prepare the city for that growth.

The Smart Columbus Experience Center in downtown Columbus helps promote electric vehicles.
Michael Lee / WOSU

An electric vehicle charging station sits at the corner of City Hall and LeVeque Tower Garage in downtown Columbus. This afternoon, it's empty.


Central Ohio Transit Authority will host two public information meetings in the coming week to announce service changes.

highway in Columbus
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Members of the Ohio House and Senate reached a deal to raise the gas tax by 10.5 cents beginning in July. The lawmakers say that will be enough to help Ohio close a funding gap for construction on the state's roads and bridges.

gas pump
David Zalubowski / Associated Press

Republican leaders in the Ohio Senate released their version of the transportation budget bill Tuesday. Their proposal makes dozens of changes to what the Ohio House passed in HB62, although the gas tax increase went untouched for now.

The Future of Mass Transit in Columbus

Feb 16, 2017
COTA bus on Ohio State's campus.
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The Central Ohio Transit Authority began implementing its NextGen plan in 2015, aiming to determine the needs of Columbus residents and identify opportunities for growth through 2050. Now, COTA is heading into the final phase of this project and will soon begin implementing plans for updates to the transit system.

Cameras On Cleveland Bus Lead To Drop In Crime

Sep 2, 2015
Cleveland RTA bus
Kevin Niedermier / WKSU

The installation of video surveillance cameras is credited with a drop in crime on Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority trains, buses and at passenger stations

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