Zoom To Boom: COTA Announces Extended Service Hours, Express Service For Customers During Red, White & Boom!
Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will provide expanded transit to and from downtown Columbus for Red, White & BOOM! on Friday, July 1, with extended local service and Express Service from five Park & Ride locations.Express Service to downtown Columbus from select Park & Ride locations will begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue until 8:30 p.m. Cash, credit cards, C-pass and digital payment are all accepted at the Park & Ride locations, with speed lanes for customers who use the Transit app or COTA Smartcards.
Prior to the fireworks, there also will be an increased frequency of service traveling downtown on most fixed-route local lines until approximately 9:00 p.m., and service hours will be extended to at least midnight on downtown lines.
After the fireworks, COTA express lines and regular local service will leave downtown Columbus from designated Red, White & BOOM! boarding zones along High Street from State Street to Nationwide Boulevard at approximately 10:45 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and midnight. Times might vary depending on the timing of the fireworks display.
Boarding zones will be posted in downtown transit shelters and can be found at COTA.com/BOOM. Customers with questions can also look for COTA employees wearing branded red shirts.
COTA’s Customer Care call center will have extended hours on July 1 from 6:00 a.m. to midnight to assist customers. To reach Customer Care, call (614) 228-1776.
Fares Each Way
$2.00 – Adults 13 and up
$1.00 – Children ages 5-12 and customers who qualify for discounts
No Charge – Children ages 4
PARK & RIDE SERVICE
Round-trip Express Fares (roundtrip fares only offered at Park & Rides)
$4.00 – Adults 13 and up
$2.00 – Children ages 5-12 and customers who qualify for discounts
No Charge – Children ages 4
There is no charge to park at Park & Ride locations
FORMS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED
BOOM! PARK & RIDE EXPRESS SERVICE HOURS
Service Hours Prior to Fireworks – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Service Hours Following Fireworks – Approximately 10:45 p.m. to midnight
BOOM! EXPRESS PARK & RIDE LOCATIONS
Crosswoods Park & Ride
7460 Huntington Park Dr., Columbus, OH 43235
At Crosswoods Center NE of 270/N. High St.
Served by Line 41 Crosswoods/Polaris; Local Line 102 Polaris Pkwy/N. High
Worthington Kilbourne High School
1499 Hard Rd., Columbus, OH 43235
Between Linworth & Smoky Row
Served by Line 81 Worthington Kilbourne
Westerville Park & Ride
312 W. Main St., Westerville, OH 43081
East of Cleveland at Collegeview Rd.
Served by Line 43 Westerville
Reynoldsburg Park & Ride
2100 Birchview Dr., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Near Birchview Dr. & Eastgreen Blvd.
Served by Line 51 Reynoldsburg; Local Line 1 Kenny / Livingston
Grove City Park & Ride
2321 Old Stringtown Rd., Grove City, OH 43123
Southwest corner of Stringtown & Parkmead Dr.
Served by Line 61 Grove City; Local Line 3 Northwest / Harrisburg
Visit COTA.com/BOOM for a map of boarding zones downtown and corresponding Park & Rides.
REROUTES DURING RED, WHITE & BOOM!
Customers should expect multiple reroutes and delays, as many downtown streets will be closed. During Red, White & Boom, transit stops could be impacted by these closures, especially along High, Broad and Front Streets near the fireworks display.
Thursday, June 30 – Lines 4, 7, 11, 71, 72, 73, 74 and Zoo Bus will be rerouted near downtown.
Friday, July 1 – Lines 3, 6, 9 and 12 will be rerouted at 1:30 p.m. as roads will be closed to begin staging for the parade.
Friday, July 1 – Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 51, 61, 71, 74, 102, CMAX, and Zoo Bus will be rerouted from 5 p.m. to end of service day (midnight).
COTA appreciates your patience during this busy evening. Information on reroutes will be posted on the homepage of COTA.com prior to the event and will be shared on social media on July 1.