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COTA - Worthington Layover/Turnaround On Hold until 2017

The City of Worthington has been working with the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) to explore possible bus layover/turnaround locations near High Street for a proposed new route (#35 Dublin-Granville Road/SR-161) launching in 2017.

A number of possible routes were studied in attempts to make the connection between the existing #2 north-south route on High Street and the new proposed #35 east-west route connecting to Easton and the new Northland Transit Center as part of the CMAX Bus Rapid Transit project on Cleveland Avenue.

Public meetings were held with residents in two areas that were identified for consideration: Hartford Street by the Old Worthington Library; and Emerson Avenue between West Selby and Lincoln. City and COTA officials collected additional feedback via email over the last few weeks and months.

Based on the feedback from residents, it has been determined that further study is necessary before moving forward. As a result, the #35 is not expected to connect to the #2 in Worthington when service begins in January 2017. The #35 is expected to layover/turnaround at an existing COTA pull-off location near the Giant Eagle at Busch Blvd. and SR-161.

In order to be respectful of COTA’s ongoing improvements through its Transit System Review process, we do not expect additional work on a Worthington connection or further public engagement until 2017 for possible implementation at a later date.

Contact COTA: Doug Arseneault, Public Involvement Coordinator -
Contact City of Worthington: Anne Brown, Community Relations –