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ETOD is a concept in city planning that helps ensure equitable access to key amenities such as transportation, jobs, housing, healthcare and more. 

Ready to learn more about this critical LinkUS outcome?

It’s about building and connecting communities.

Hear from Columbus City Council Member Lourdes Barroso de Padilla as she shares why she’s excited for LinkUS.


We’re bringing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), more walkable communities and new opportunities to Central Ohio! Join us in creating awareness by sharing the resources in our Outreach Toolkit, which include:

  • Videos that explain LinkUS and the lives we will impact
  • Downloadable resources, including facts sheets and our Community Action Plan
  • Media coverage


Looking for more information about LinkUS corridors? We’ve updated our website!

Can Better Busses Fix Your Commute?

Bus Rapid Transit — a set of tools and changes to technology, road design and route planning that, when combined, can supercharge buses, making them faster and more reliable.


As 2024 begins, we’re stopping by community gathering spaces to share about LinkUS and gather more feedback. We kicked off with a Community Stakeholder Meeting at the Reeb Center on Jan. 25, where President of The Columbus Urban League Stephanie Hightower and Columbus City Council Member Lourdes Barroso de Padilla shared how LinkUS will impact Central Ohio and collected valuable insights from attendees.


Our next Community Stakeholder Meeting will be in April where we will be covering new topics. We hope you will join us!

Community Stakeholder Meeting at Linden Community Center

350 Briarwood Ave, Columbus, OH 43211 Thursday, April 25, 10-11:30 a.m.

Schedule a Listening Session

Want to learn more about LinkUS and share your thoughts? Organizations and businesses looking to get involved can schedule a listening session, ideal for groups of 5-10, to hear directly from LinkUS and give feedback.


COTA Looks Back on 50 Years as it Faces Pivotal Tests in 2024

LinkUs is a region-wide transportation initiative … The overall plan calls for building out a network of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors, improving existing bus service, expanding options for cyclists and pedestrians, and encouraging more walkable communities. Design work has started on three new BRT corridors.


COTA Marking Its 50th Anniversary, Plans Major Improvements — And a Sales Tax Increase

COTA and area government officials have been planning the rollout of the LinkUS Mobility Initiative, a transit service that will utilize high-speed bus rapid transit (BRT) … LinkUS will feature zero-emission vehicles with dedicated transit lanes, improved pathways for pedestrians and bicyclists, offboard fares by phone, and wireless coordinated traffic signals for both speed and efficiency.


Columbus 2023: Year In Review

In terms of intracity mass transit, the commitment to LinkUs was reconfirmed all throughout 2023. Mayor Andrew Ginther announced in March that the program would be going in front of voters in November 2024.


Thank you to everyone who has shared feedback on LinkUS and its outcomes with us!

“[LinkUS is] exactly what commuters need and deserve … I'm glad that there are plans to improve our current public transit, bike routes and sidewalks. Heck yeah!!!!”

— Kieran C.

So excited to see this investment into public transit and more walkable communities! I love where I live and it's because I can easily access so many things via walking/bike that make my life better. Please continue to invest in public transit, expanding bus schedules/routes, and building up our communities.

— Shirley W.

We’d love to hear more from our community; we invite you to share your thoughts on LinkUS and public transportation's impact on your life. 


Your answers may be shared as part of a social media initiative to spread awareness about LinkUS and what it means for the Central Ohio region. 

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