Ride COTA to the Arnold Sports Festival

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COLUMBUS, OH—If you’re headed to the Arnold Sports Festival this weekend and want to avoid the hassle and cost of parking, ride COTA!

Visitors are encouraged to ride the CBUS to travel between the Arnold Sports Festival, hotels and their cars. The CBUS is free to ride, and is a great way to enjoy the Brewery District, Downtown, the Arena District and Short North throughout the weekend. CBUS operates during the following hours: Thursday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m.-12 a.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 a.m.; and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday and Saturday evening, COTA’s Night Owl will also operate between Clintonville, Ohio State, Short North and Downtown every 30 minutes from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m. Passengers can ride the Night Owl for $2 each trip.

REROUTES: Sunday, March 5

Due to the Arnold 5K and Arnold 5K Pump & Run events the morning of Sunday, March 5, the attached reroutes will occur.

Reroutes are subject to change without notice due to traffic conditions and decisions made by event and transportation officials. Please call COTA Customer Service at (614) 228-1776, or visit COTA.com/Alerts for more information about service alerts.


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 COTA.com or call (614) 228-1776.