COTA Bus

Adapting for a new reality

Providing safe mobility for our community

As our community navigates change, COTA keeps meeting Central Ohio’s mobility needs while responding with innovative solutions to protect our customers and employees.

COTA knows mobility is essential to our lives, and we will always go the extra mile to protect you while getting you where you need to go. COTA follows enhanced sanitization procedures that exceed industry standards using virus-killing disinfectants and the cutting-edge technology of long-lasting antimicrobial coatings. This advanced approach is applied through spraying, fogging  and intensely cleaning every surface, allowing us to keep moving forward, together.

Our Services

With over 40 fixed-route lines and 4 on-demand service zones, COTA is proud to be the regional mobility solutions provider for the 1.2 million residents across the greater Columbus and Central Ohio area.



Our Recognition

At COTA we are driven by the dedication of an incredible team and passion of our community. As a result, COTA continues to be recognized for our innovative approach to mobility and our focus on equity, diversity and inclusion.

2X Champions

In 2020, COTA was once again recognized as the best transit organization of its size in North America because of our:

  • Highest ridership in 31 years in 2019
  • Development of on-demand services like our COTA//Plus and Mainstream On-Demand
  • Adoption of a five-year strategic plan with a focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Conversion to low and no-emission transit vehicles
  • Commitment to corridor development to improve mobility and foster equitable economic development