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 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.