Monica Jones, Chief Equity Officer at the Central Ohio Transit Authority, discusses the importance of acknowledging the history of racism in public transportation and neighbourhood development and shares how COTA is working to improve equity and diversity within transport through a more inclusive approach.
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The first-ever awardees of the Federal Transit Administration’s Climate Challenge have been chosen across eight categories for helping to lead the country’s transition to a clean energy future.
Though electric vehicles are expected to drive the public transport industry’s shift to net zero, there are still a range of other alternative power solutions available to support this effort. In this article, the Central Ohio Transit Authority discusses its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and explains how…
As part of the new partnership, Transdev USA will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Central Ohio Transit Authority's 73 paratransit and on-demand transit vehicles.
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COTA's new digital payment system will work to reduce barriers to transit access through fare affordability and a seamless payment experience.
Two new electric transit vehicles have been added to the Central Ohio Transit Authority’s environmentally friendly fleet, with the aim to further the effort to reduce the authority’s vehicle emissions.
COTA says the renovations on its central maintenance facility will enable the operator to expand it’s electric vehicle charging capability.
The Ohioan transit authority joins companies like PepsiCo and Airbnb on a list of the best companies in the US for women to advance in, thanks to equal representation in its executive leadership team.
Riders in the Ohioan city of Columbus will now be able to see COTA transit options within the Lyft app, in a move with both organisations hope will improve connectivity in the city.
The Central Ohio Transit Authority is working with local groups to ensure everyone in the region has access to transport to and from their vaccination appointments.
COTA has been awarded accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council for the cleaning and sanitisation of its facilities and services.