COTA – No Fare, Board from Rear

As a result of a resolution passed during emergency action by the COTA Board of Trustees this morning (March 19, 2020), COTA President/CEO Joanna M. Pinkerton has issued the following changes for all COTA transit services – fixed route, Mainstream and COTA//PLUS on-demand:

Effective at 9:15am on Thursday March 19, 2020:

  • COTA will not be charging fare for transit during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Customers are to board vehicles from the rear entrance of transit vehicles
    • (Except ADA/wheelchair service who will continue to use the ramp at the front door of fixed route)
  • Customers are asked to continue practicing social distancing and sit at least one seat apart from other customers

COTA implemented daily and hourly sanitization of vehicles two weeks ago and will continue this practice.  Hand sanitizer stations are available on every vehicle.