Press Release4/28/2022

COTA Announces May Service Changes Begin Monday; AirConnect Returns For Selected Conventions This Summer

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will launch its latest service change on Monday, May 2, 2022. Timetables for each transit line are available online at

COTA will make adjustments on the following transit lines:

5          Refugee / W 5th Avenue

21        Hilliard-Rome

41        Crosswoods – Polaris

42        Sharon Woods

43        Westerville

44        Easton

45        New Albany

46        Gahanna

51        Reynoldsburg

61        Grove City

71        Hilliard

72        Tuttle

73        Dublin

74        Smoky Row

75        Arlington / W. 1st Ave.

102      N.High/Polaris Pkwy

COTA makes changes to its service three times a year, on the first Monday of January, May and September. Changes include schedule adjustments to improve travel times, modified service, as well as construction-related route changes.

One important change of note is Line 13 will be renamed Line 75 to better align with the numbering of our northwest rush hour service.

COTA’s AirConnect returns for select events beginning this summer. AirConnect provides transportation to and from John Glenn Columbus International Airport to downtown Columbus, serving the Greater Columbus Convention Center and 20 hotels. AirConnect will provide service every 30 minutes during select major conferences including the day before and day after. You can see a list of those events by clicking here.

Zoo Bus will also return for customers this summer. Zoo Bus is a popular summer transit service at COTA and an easy way to travel between downtown Columbus and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay. Service begins Saturday, May 7 and will continue every weekend in May. Beginning Memorial Day, Zoo Bus will run 7 days a week through Labor Day.

For more information, call COTA customer service at (614) 228-1776 or learn more about all of COTA’s services at