COLUMBUS OH— Free bus fare on Election Day will be offered by COTA so that people have easier access to polling locations.
On November 5th, Election Day, COTA buses will be running throughout the city to all polling locations.
“The action taken by our board today reflects COTA’s organization-wide commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion,” said COTA President/CEO Joanna M. Pinkerton. “Mobility should not be a barrier to a better quality of life, and that includes exercising the right to vote. This will be a great benefit to the community.”
The COTA Board of Trustees Wednesday morning to authorize the free fare. During that meeting the board also voted that all Veterans and active Military Personnel will have free fare on Veterins Day on November 11th.
COTA has provided free fares for veterans and active military on Veterans Day for several years.