COTA’s Summer Youth Passes On Sale Today

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Central Ohio youth receive transit access all summer for only $62

COLUMBUS, Ohio—This summer, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is pleased to offer unlimited rides to local youth for only $62 through the Summer Youth Pass program – a savings of more than $120! Summer Youth Passes go on sale Tuesday, May 15.

The COTA Summer Youth Pass allows unlimited rides for youth 17 years old or younger on all COTA lines (excluding Mainstream service) from June 1 through August 31, 2018.

There are two easy ways to purchase a Summer Youth Pass. The first is to bring proof of age (driver’s license or state ID; or birth certificate and student ID with photo) to COTA Pass Sales located at 33 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. starting May 15. 

The second way to purchase a Summer Youth Pass is to mail a written request along with proof of age (copy of driver’s license or state ID, or birth certificate with matching photo ID or student ID with photo), and include a check for $62 to COTA Pass Sales, 33 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215. 

There is a $0.75 upcharge for each Express bus ride. Passes exclude Mainstream service. Only one pass will be issued per person. 

For more information about the Summer Youth Pass program, visit or call (614) 228-1776.


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.