Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

COTA Partners with CCAD, Brings Art to Transit

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has partnered with the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) to create new bus stop shelters.

CCAD students in an industrial design class were challenged to craft a new passenger shelter that would replace existing shelters in the central business district.

Students were asked to incorporate innovative materials, sustainable or "green" features, protection from the elements and compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. They need to include all of these features in a unique, signature design that complements the urban environment and serves as an attractive focal point to the streetscape.

COTA wants to give the community an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposals before a final decision is made and the new shelters are installed. Interested people may view the students' designs at from Monday, August 1, through Friday, Aug. 12, in the Franklin County Courthouse Lobby at 373 S. High St., Rhodes State Office Tower Lobby at 30 E. Broad St. and the Bureau of Workers' Compensation William Green Building Lobby at 30 W. Spring St.

Comment cards, as well as a collection box for submittal, have been provided with the displays. Comments can also be collected by calling (614) 228-1776 or e-mail at www.cota.com, under "contact us".