COTA to introduce reduced fare program for low-income riders
COTA bus riders receiving public income assistance will soon be able to ride for only 50% of the fare.
The six-month pilot program starts in March and expands those eligible for reduced fares through the transit authority's account-based fare management system. Riders will have to show proof of receiving either SNAP food aid, publicly funded childcare, Ohio Works First Cash assistance, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families.
Seniors, children, veterans and qualifying disabled customers already receive the half-price rider fees.