COTA Begins Free Downtown Circulating Route

The service beginning Monday will take passengers from downtown to the city's Brewery District south of downtown and back up to the Arena District, home to many offices and restaurants as well as Nationwide Arena.(Photo: Flickr)
The service beginning Monday will take passengers from downtown to the city's Brewery District south of downtown and back up to the Arena District, home to many offices and restaurants as well as Nationwide Arena.(Photo: Flickr)

The Columbus transit agency is launching a free downtown bus service circulating every 10 minutes between three of the busiest center city districts.

Curtis Stitt, president and CEO of the Central Ohio Transit Authority, says the bus meets a community goal of creating a thriving downtown that is attractive to visitors.

The service beginning Monday will take passengers from downtown to the city’s Brewery District south of downtown and back up to the Arena District, home to many offices and restaurants as well as Nationwide Arena.

COTA is using six buses running on natural gas for the service.

Comments
  • pcjm08

    THAT oughta REALLY help the young mother who, last week when her car broke down, had to spend 1-3/4 hours EACH way to get to & from work… 20 yrs here and you STILL can NOT get a bus that runs North/South easily/effectively in this cowtown….

  • Oh please

    It isn’t for young mothers or the poor. It is for the recent influx of downtown dwellers who have enough money to afford the Gay street apartments and condos, but don’t want to drive to the bars. Let’s be honest here.