COTA to Honor Active and Retired Military Personnel with Free Fares on Fri., Nov. 10

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COLUMBUS, OH—In honor of Veterans Day, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) invites all active and retired military personnel to ride COTA buses free of charge on Fri., Nov. 10. Fares will be waived on fixed-route and Mainstream service.

“Providing free rides to military personnel in honor of Veterans Day is COTA’s small way of saying ‘thank you’ to the brave men and women who have served our country,” said Emille Williams, Interim COTA President/CEO. “COTA proudly employs more than 100 service members and veterans. We salute these employees and all of the members of our community who have served.”

To take advantage of free fares on Fri., Nov. 10, proof of veteran or active military status must be presented to the bus operator. When boarding the bus, show a military ID, a VA medical ID card, a veteran designation on a driver’s license, or a certificate of release or discharge from active duty.

COTA will honor employees who have served our country with a special ceremony on Thurs., Nov. 9 before the 2017 Columbus Veterans Day Parade. After the ceremony, COTA veterans and active service members will march in the parade alongside a COTA bus.


The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is the regional public transit provider for Greater Columbus and central Ohio. With a service area of 1.2 million residents, COTA provides more than 18 million passenger trips per year, and employs more than 1,000 people.COTA operates throughout Franklin County, and parts of Delaware, Fairfield, Licking and Union counties. For more information about COTA, visit or call (614) 228-1776.