The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is launching a redesigned bus network on May 1. Service in the Ohio State area will increase along Lane Avenue, High Street, King Avenue, and to the Wexner Medical Center, by discontinuing service in areas well-served by CABS including Woodruff Avenue and College Road. This coordinated effort aims to reduce congestion on campus and improve connectivity between COTA and CABS.
For additional questions about COTA service and upcoming changes associated with this Transit System Redesign (TSR), please contact COTA at TSR@cota.com or call (614)308-4400 .
Transportation and Traffic Management (TTM) has partnered with The Ohio State University’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering of the College of Engineering on a project that will help the research team obtain a wider range of air quality data across Ohio State’s Columbus campus. In collaboration with TTM, the college of engineering team mounted an air quality sensor suite and accompanying hardware on top of a CABS bus, which is now collecting data. Currently, the regulatory monitoring of air quality occurs from a few stationary sites that are spaced far apart, which limits the ability...
In June 2016, Campus Partners and the university announced a comprehensive vision for the 15th Avenue and High Street area and construction on the east side is under way. The work, which will update infrastructure to benefit the neighborhood, will require maintenance-of-traffic signage and fencing around the construction area east of High Street, beginning March 22 or 23. Campus Partners will provide updates throughout the project.
During spring break, CABS will run reduced bus service Monday (3/13) – Friday (3/17). The Campus Loop North, Campus Loop South, East Residential, Buckeye Village and paratransit will operate on a reduced schedule and there will be no overnight service for Campus Loop North. The North Express will not run during this time. Extended hours for East Residential will be suspended Friday (3/17) and Saturday (3/18) and will resume Friday (3/24). The Med Center Express and Martha Morehouse route will run on a normal schedule.
Brett Seekely is traveling his way through the ranks in TTM. Seekely was recently promoted to Transit Operations Coordinator, where he oversees the daily route plans of CABS. Seekely started as a student driver in March 2012, while studying music at The Ohio State University, and has been a TTM employee ever since.
"I did not think I would be where I am today back when I started as a student driver. I thought it was just going to be a student job and it turned into a lot more and I enjoy doing it," Seekely said....
Beth Bogard, Assistant to the Director for Transportation and Traffic Management, takes health very seriously. For the past two years, Bogard has served as a Buckeye Wellness Innovator for TTM, a role she is proud to have.
“It’s always been a priority for me to try and bring healthy topics to our staff.” Bogard said.
Bogard has helped guide many individuals in TTM on the path to health, by periodically bringing in health experts that educate employees on subjects like nutrition, stretching and exercise. She has also created a “Wellness Board,” where events and healthy recipes are posted...
Due to construction on High Street at Lane Avenue, the overnight and weekend Campus Loop North will be rerouted to Woodruff Avenue and will not service the Archer House and Taylor Tower bus stops. The reroute will be in place until further notice.
Attend the COTA NextGen public forum on Tues. (2/14) from 2 – 3 p.m. in the Ohio Union Student Alumni Council Room. It’s time to transform mobility in Central Ohio. From autonomous vehicles and rapid transit to expanded bus service, the future of transportation is now.
At the public meetings, the NextGen team will:
Provide an overview of NextGen Share results of the technical analysis and public input on the 13 proposed high capacity transit corridors: what emerged as most viable for federal funding Discuss how NextGen intersects with Connect Columbus, Smart Columbus, insight2050 and the region’s overall...
Due to the winter weather, the accessible bicycles (side-by-side, cargo, trike, hand cycle, and heavy duty) will be hibernated on Friday, December 16th. These bicycles will return to the bikeshare fleet in the spring. The standard cruiser bicycles will remain available year-round.