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COTA Bus Service Resumes After Workers Ratify Wage Pact

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A bus stop sits empty outside Central Ohio Transit Authority headquarters on N. High Street in Downtown. Transport Workers Union Local 208 will vote again on a labor agreement they struck down Monday night.
10:00AM
July
5, 2012

The Central Ohio Transit Authority has ratified a contract agreement with its bus drivers, mechanics and maintenance workers that effectively ends a three-day strike.

Highway Bill Adds Motorcoach Laws Spurred By Bluffton Bus Crash

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Five years after a bus crash that killed several Bluffton University baseball team players, new federal legislation will increase safety on motor coaches.
4:17PM
June
29, 2012

Five years after a bus crash that killed several Bluffton University baseball team players, new federal legislation will increase safety on motor coaches.

COTA Vote On Contract Sets Up Possible Labor Dispute

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The president of the union representing more than 600 COTA employees says the union is prepared to strike if necessary.
9:15AM
April
27, 2012

The president of the union representing more than 600 COTA employees says the union is prepared to strike if necessary.

COTA’s New Assessment Center Worries Disabled Riders

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On Wednesday the Central Ohio Transit Authority held a grand opening ceremony for its Mobility Services Facility on Fields Avenue in Columbus.
12:00AM
April
27, 2011

On Wednesday the Central Ohio Transit Authority held a grand opening ceremony for its Mobility Services Facility on Fields Avenue in Columbus. Mobility Services is the part of COTA that provides transportation for disabled riders under the “Mainstream” program. But the addition of a new assessment center has some disabled riders worried.

Megabus Expands Columbus Service

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12:00AM
April 4, 2011

The discount bus line Megabus says it will soon expand its Columbus service with daily departures to and from Pittsburgh. It’s one more sign that intercity bus transportation in the U.S. is making a comeback.

Columbus Schools Reduce Bus Routes

12:00AM
August
25, 2010

Thousands of Columbus high school students have a different bus stop this year. The district consolidated bus routes.

Bus Accident Kills Kindergarten Student

12:00AM
June
2, 2010

An eastern Ohio kindergarten student was killed this morning in a school bus accident.

Bus Ridership Hits Peak for Red, White & Boom

12:00AM
July
2, 2009

The Central Ohio Transit Authority is preparing for its biggest one-day ridership of the year: shuttling passengers to and from Red White and Boom.

Crash with School Bus Kills Two in SUV

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12:00AM
October 2, 2008

Police say two people were killed when a SUV collided with a school bus this morning in northwest Columbus.

School Districts Try Fuel Saving Measures

12:00AM
July
30, 2008

Recent surveys show school districts across the country are feeling the pinch of higher fuel prices. Some are considering a four-day school week while others plan to eliminate field trips to save money. In Central Ohio, districts are trying a variety of approaches to save on fuel.