Smart Columbus is committing to reducing single occupant vehicle commutes to major employers by 10% by 2020 to help reduce congestion, decrease emissions and help our city grow in a competitive, sustainable way. To decrease our dependence on personal vehicle ownership, we'll bring people on board to grow our ecosystem with more multi-modal options—including improving existing services and adding new ones that let people leave their cars at home, or get around better without one.


The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is the public transit provider for greater Columbus and central Ohio. With the recent Transit System Redesign and addition of CMAX—the Columbus Region's first Bus Rapid Transit Line, it's never been easier to ride.

Get the Transit app

Transit is the simple and cost-effective way to get around. Instantly see nearby transit options and press GO to get step-by-step navigation from Daniel, the friendly British robot.

Get your 10,000 steps

Consider a healthier way to get around when commuting short distances, going out to lunch or traveling between meetings. Step out for a walk or take a bike to improve your health along with your commute.

CoGo: Two wheels. Zero worries.

CoGo Bike Share boasts 46 stations and 365 bikes to help you get from point A to point B whenever you need them—24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Be a Part of the Start

Ride Smart Circuit – Ohio's first self-driving shuttle – to be a part of the start of a new era of mobility innovation.

Pool your resources

Save money, reduce congestion and help the environment. Organize a carpool at work, or join a Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission vanpool, where groups of 7 to 15 share a van to commute to work.

Ride with Uber

One tap and a car comes directly to you. Hop in—your driver knows exactly where to go. And when you get there, just step out. Payment is completely seamless.

Get a Lyft

Wherever you're going, Lyft will help you get there. Request a ride and be on your way in minutes.

Ride with SHARE

Save on transportation when you ride together. SHARE uses a fleet of Ford Transit 350 Vans and new model sedans to transport riders in comfort—with the connectivity to be productive or just relax.

Dignified. Reliable. On-time transportation.

EmpowerBus is strengthening the roads to social mobility by providing dignified, reliable and on-time transportation to and from employment, education and healthcare opportunities.

Change of plans? You're covered.

We know that sometimes, plans change or emergencies pop up that might not line up with the bus schedule. Create an account on Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission's commuter platform, Gohio, to redeem free emergency taxi rides home.

Register for a C-Pass

Starting June 1, 2018, eligible downtown companies can offer unlimited Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) bus access to employees at no cost to their organization or associates, thanks to Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and corporate partners.


Learn the basics about electric vehicles, including the types, how they work and whether going electric is the right move for you.


Not sure which car is right for you? View current electric vehicles models, prices and features to consider before you enter the dealership.