Your resource for all things LinkUS, Central Ohio Transit Authority's comprehensive transportation plan to increase service, build safer and expanded sidewalks, bikeways, and trails, and improve opportunity for all.

The 9.3 mile West Broad Street Bus Rapid Transit Corridor is one of the busiest in Central Ohio, connecting residents to jobs, neighborhoods and beloved Columbus destinations. It’s also the first corridor where COTA will introduce BRT, giving everyone a fast, frequent and affordable way to travel along one of Central Ohio’s key arteries. 

Experience what’s to come through a self-guided augmented reality tour! Now available at three different COTA stops along the corridor, the LinkUS augmented reality experience allows visitors to scan the adjacent areas and see station enhancements firsthand.


  • We are in the process of conducting one-on-one meetings with key stakeholders along the project corridor to provide information about the project and schedule. 
  • Be on the lookout for our team at your local bus stop! During July, we will be at bus stops along the West Broad BRT Corridor to gather input from current bus riders about upcoming West Broad BRT.


As design progresses on the East Main Bus Rapid Transit Corridor, we will be sharing the latest project updates at the following community events:

Stop by and say hi to learn more about the amenities and new mobility options East Main BRT brings to your community and watch out for more information on project-hosted community meetings later this summer!

At the State of the City, Mayor Andrew Ginther shared how COTA will link us to new opportunities, economic growth and more walkable communities where cars are optional and connection is everywhere, all through LinkUS.

Don’t take the bus? There are still many ways that LinkUS will make Central Ohio a better place for everyone, not just frequent bus riders. From a 45% increase in service (including on-demand rideshare zones) to more than 500 miles of sidewalk and bikeway improvements, LinkUS will increase connection for all and help control traffic congestion as our region grows.

It has been our pleasure to connect with hundreds of residents, business owners and other stakeholders across Central Ohio to share more about LinkUS, hear your feedback and help you learn about more COTA service, more sidewalks, bikeways and trails and what that means for our region.

Thanks to those who joined us for May and June sessions, including those who attended our Homeport, Mid-Ohio Food Collective, Columbus Impact and Bike Community Listening Sessions, met us at the Supplier Diversity Fair, Juneteenth and the Pride Festival and other events to learn how expanded COTA service and more sidewalks will serve Central Ohio.


Want to learn more and share your thoughts? Organizations and businesses looking to get involved can schedule a listening session to hear directly from LinkUS and give feedback.


Updates on Amtrak, LinkUS, Zoning & More from MORPC

William Murdock, Executive Director of the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) talks about the future of the city's growth, housing needs, transportation updates and other plans that are currently in the works.


There have been less fatal crashes in downtown Columbus after speed limit was lowered to 25 mph

Katherine Swidarski with the Columbus Department of Public Service said other city initiatives like the LinkUs bus rapid transit project and the city's Bike Plus plan could also lead to more road and pedestrian improvements.


The Punch List: How transit and housing are intertwined in Central Ohio

Central Ohio continues to make strides in improving transit, which local leaders say is good for housing. This week's Punch List, our analytical deep dive into the region's commercial real estate trends, takes a look at how transit and housing are tied together.


COTA's new CEO wants a region where 'everyone gets to thrive'

COTA's new CEO wants to cement the region's transit system as a force for equity, where all residents can get to jobs, stay in their homes as they age or head to the Arena District for a game or show.


Cleveland HealthLine is Ohio's only rapid bus so far: What could it look like in Columbus?

Whether he's on time or running late, Lashawn Sankey doesn't sweat it. Sankey, seated on a bus bench inside a stop at Cleveland's Public Square in early June, was waiting for a bus that he said is never more than a few minutes away. "I can't imagine not having the HealthLine," he said. "If I missed it, there's always another one coming right behind it." The bus Sankey was waiting for is the HealthLine — currently the only bus rapid transit line in Ohio. But that could soon change.


Central Ohio leaders push for sales tax increase to fund $2 billion transit plan

A transit sales tax levy to fund the $2 billion LinkUS Mobility Initiative was put on the November ballot after a COTA vote in May. LinkUS is a plan that would give Columbus fast and reliable public transportation, safe and expanded bike and pedestrian paths, walkable communities with improved accessibility to work and more.

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