COVID-19 Transportation Response

COVID-19 Transportation Response

The Ohio State University is committed to providing transportation offerings to enhance health and safety amidst COVID-19. This guidance aligns with recommendations from the Safe Campus and Scientific Advisory Subgroup and the Ohio State Transition Task Force. Recommendations and service offerings are fluid and will continue to be updated to accommodate decisions regarding overall health, wellness and services on campus.

SAFE AND HEALTHY BUCKEYES

CABS

Ohio State continues to respond to changes to public health guidance. Face masks remain required on all public transit. CABS is currently operating with full seated and standing bus capacity. Riders should continue to enter from the front and exit from the rear door. Face masks and hand sanitizer continue to be available on the buses.

We encourage students, faculty and staff to review Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) routes and times. Paratransit Services will also remain available.

In addition, CABS is helping protect the safety of passengers by:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting all buses and high-touch surfaces daily, including handrails and poles.
  • Providing hand sanitizer inside the buses at the front and rear doors.
  • Ensuring all CABS drivers wear face masks.
  • Requiring all riders wear face masks.

In addition to wearing a mask, all riders should:

  • Enter via the front door and exit from the rear door.
  • Allow other riders off before boarding.
  • Practice proper hygiene — wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds before and after riding the bus or use 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Safety remains our top priority and the university continues to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). Please review CABS service maps and continue to check our website for service updates. Riders can track CABS buses in real-time via the Ohio State app. Individuals that are mobility impaired can continue to utilize Ohio State Paratransit Services.

For campus community members utilizing COTA, details on its health and safety protocols are online. Learn more.


COTA

To help protect others, COTA is requiring customers to wear masks as they ride public transit and limiting riders to promote physical distancing. For more on COTA COVID-19 response, visit cota.com.

Most current schedules can be found at https://www.cota.com/major-service-change-announcements/.

 

Paratransit

Paratransit is enhancing the safety of passengers through operational changes, including:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting all shuttles and high-touch surfaces daily, including handrails and poles.
  • Ensuring all paratransit drivers wear face masks.
  • Requiring all riders wear face masks.
  • In addition, Transportation and Traffic Management (TTM) recommends that all riders:
    • Allow other riders off before boarding.
    • Practice proper hygiene — wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds before and after riding the bus or use 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.


Charter Bus Services

Ohio State charter bus services are enhancing the safety of passengers through operational changes, including:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting all buses and high-touch surfaces before and after each travel use, including handrails and poles.
  • Ensuring all charter drivers wear face masks.
  • Requiring all riders wear face masks.
  • In addition, Transportation and Traffic Management (TTM) recommends that all riders:
    • Practice proper hygiene — wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds before and after riding the bus or use 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.