TRANSIT RIDERSHIP DOUBLES IN COLUMBUS--ENTHUSIASM AND INNOVATION BY COTA IS WHY

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has experienced growing ridership, revenues and monthly pass sales. Two-thirds of its bus fleet will be new since 1982 at the end of 1984. The two maintenance facilities are new, along with a pair of central business district Express terminals to reduce on-street waiting and congestion. The Teleride passenger information system is credited with major increases in off-peak, Saturday and Sunday ridership by making schedule information available by phone at all times. Households in proximity to bus stops receive schedules and transit maps automatically. Computers are used for map preparation, schedules and timetable typesetting. Cable TV is also used for disseminating COTA information. COTA's success is credited in large part to public awareness. Various techniques are used for collecting passenger data, and for applying conclusions made from such collection. COTA has the benefit of a share of the region's sales tax and is now looking at various/options for a developing surplus and for the future of the tax itself.

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    Friendship Publications, Incorporated

    West 2627 Providence, P.O. Box 1472
    Spokane, WA  United States  99210-1472
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 46-49
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  • Accession Number: 00387664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM