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Senate Bill Could Jeopardize Federal Transporation Funds

12:00AM
February
25, 2011

Youngstown State professor says transit worker bargaining rights have federal protection.

COTA Bucks Transit Trend, Sets Expansion Plans For 2011.

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12:00AM
January 3, 2011

At a time when tax-supported agencies are considering deep cuts at the state and federal level, the Central Ohio Transit Authority is making plans to expand COTA says it will add buses and hire more drivers in 2011.

Columbus Light Rail System Still Millions of Dollars Away

12:00AM
February
20, 2009

Ohio’s share of the Federal Reinvestment and Recovery Act does not, as officials had hoped, contain funding for a light rail system in Columbus. The Central Ohio Transit Authority wanted several hundred million dollars for the project. Instead, COTA is expected to receive much less.

Study: Demand for Mass Transit Rising Sharply

12:00AM
June
25, 2008

A new study shows Ohioans who received economic stimulus checks from the federal government probably spent most of that money on gasoline.

As Gas Prices Soar, Some Commuters Turn to the Bus

12:00AM
June
19, 2008

An official with the Central Ohio Transit Authority says high gasoline prices are causing more people to ride the bus.

Columbus Transit Agency Avoids Strike

12:00AM
December
5, 2005

City buses in Columbus are operating a full schedule following ratification of new three year contract by drivers and mechanis.

Columbus Transit Workers Reject Contract

12:00AM
November
21, 2005

Members of the Transport Workers Union have voted 337 to 50 to reject a proposed wage and benefit agreement with the Central Ohio Transit Authority.

COTA and Union Workers Keep Talking

12:00AM
February
9, 2005

Negotiators for the Central Ohio Transit Authority and its 550 unionized drivers and mechanics bargain against a backdrop of projected budget deficits and job security worries