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Redesigned COTA Bus Network Will Launch May 1

On May 1, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will launch it’s newly redesigned bus service network.  The new system will help ease downtown congestion, provide increased frequency, connections to more places, and offer ride services to more jobs.

The new system will include bus routes that arrive every 15 minutes, sometimes faster on major streets. The redesign also promotes simpler routes and schedules, making them more efficient and user-friendly, and updating weekend schedules to remain in operation for longer hours. “We’re excited to launch the redesign, which will provide public transit to more people and more jobs in central Ohio,” said W. Curtis Stitt, COTA President/CEO in a press release. “The new COTA network will be easier to understand and navigate, and will serve an unmet demand for transit access seven days a week.”

Starting May 1,  roughly 100,000 additional residents will live within 1/4 of a mile of high-frequency bus service, meaning services that run every 15 minutes or less. “COTA’s new system will provide a solid foundation of high-quality bus service that we can build on as our community grows,” Stitt said.

From May 1-8, COTA will encourage new riders by offering free transit during the redesign launch.

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