COTA Transit Fixed-Route Vehicles

Status

Existing

Descripton

Fixed-route bus service is the backbone of the COTA system. The service includes express, local, crosstown, and neighborhood circulator bus routes.  
COTA's computer-aided dispatch and automatic vehicle location (CAD/AVL) system provides dispatchers and supervisors with the capability of tracking the location of the entire fleet in realtime. Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) devices placed on each fixed-route, demand-response, supervisor and maintenance vehicle allow dispatchers to track any COTA vehicle at any time. The system, which is integrated with the Franklin County Government’s is being updated to the MARCS digital radio system for voice communication. The system sends and receives fleet data using exisiting 800 MHz radio system.

Stakeholder

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

Functionality

Transit Vehicle

Interfaces To

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City of Columbus Traffic Signals
COTA Fixed-Route Fare System
COTA Fixed-Route Transit Management System
COTA SMART Card
Local Traffic Signals
ODOT Traffic Signals