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CMAX Bus Rapid Transit

What is CMAX?

COTA’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line, known as CMAX, will connect customers to major destinations along Cleveland Avenue between downtown Columbus and Polaris Parkway/Africa Road, beginning January 2018.

CMAX Benefits

  • Traffic Signal Priority (TSP), for shortened travel times
  • Improved mobility and reliability in congested corridor
  • Projected 20% increase in ridership in 5 years
  • Provides an alternative transportation option for the growing population in Central Ohio
  • Improved pedestrian access and safety
  • 63 new stations along the Cleveland Avenue/Downtown Corridor
Average Distance Between CMAX Stops

 CMAX Stops

Please Note: Beginning at 10 p.m. nightly, CMAX service will include all Line 6 stops north of downtown.

CMAX Map

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