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COTA President Announces Retirement

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

The head of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced his resignation Wednesday morning during a Board of Trustees meeting.

Curtis Stitt served 18 years at COTA, including the past five as president and CEO. 

Stitt oversaw the transformation of public transit in Central Ohio, including a downtown circulator, an airport shuttle and a comprehensive redesign of the entire bus network.

In a press release, Stitt commented on his career.

"As I look back on my tenure, I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to work with so many great people, and I am extremely proud of what we achieved together," Stitt said. "We’ve leveraged new technology, innovative thinking and old-fashioned common sense to make public transit more convenient and efficient, and to meet the needs of more people."

The Board of Trustees will launch a nationwide search for the next COTA president and CEO.