COTA gets $300K for service study of Cleveland Ave.
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 2:47pm EST.
The Central Ohio Transit Authority has landed $300,000 from the federal government to study ways to improve service along Cleveland Avenue in Columbus.
The bus system got the grant from the Federal Transit Administration, which awarded $25.7 million to transit agencies in 15 states as part of its Alternative Analysis program. The agency said the program is part of a new capital-planning effort that asks regional governments to conduct an “alternatives analysis” of various costs and benefits, route options and other factors in their communities.
This seems to be consistent with a recent rumor on Columbus Underground that COTA is considering purchasing articulated buses for a Cleveland Avenue BRT line. It will be interesting to see more about this as the study develops.