COTA Celebrates Columbus Pride Festival With Extended CBUS Hours

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Don’t forget about reroutes due to the Festival and Parade

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The CBUS®, Central Ohio Transit Authority’s (COTA) free downtown circulator service, is extended until 3 a.m. on Fri., June 15 and Sat., June 16 to accommodate the large number of people expected for the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival.

The CBUS is a great way to enjoy the Brewery District, Downtown, the Arena District and the Short North throughout the weekend. CBUS is free to ride.

COTA Reroutes Due to Columbus Pride

COTA customers should expect delays and reroutes Thurs., June 14-Sat., June 16 due to the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival. Beginning Thursday at 9 a.m., Lines 3, 6 and 9 will be rerouted. Lines 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11 and AirConnect will reroute starting at 4 p.m. on Friday. Northbound bus stops on Front Street between Mound and Long streets, and southbound bus stops on Front Street between Broad and Mound streets will close for the festival, beginning Friday at 4 p.m. Service will be diverted to High Street.

Customers should expect additional delays and reroutes the morning of Sat., June 16, beginning around 5 a.m., in conjunction with the Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade. Lines 1, 2, 2L, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, CMAX, Zoo Bus, AirConnect and the CBUS will reroute during the parade.

Detailed information about COTA reroutes during Columbus Pride is available at For more information, please contact COTA Customer Service at (614) 228-1776. Reroutes are subject to change without notice due to traffic conditions and decisions made by event and transportation officials. COTA apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates your patience during delays and reroutes.


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.

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