Ride with Pride: Take Cota to Stonewall Columbus Festival and March; Reroutes Announced for March

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is preparing to provide daily service for thousands attending the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and March events, June 14-16.

Participants can explore the best transit routes to get to the festivities at or plan their trip on the Transit app. COTA’s hours of operation are 5 a.m. to midnight with the final downtown lineup each night at 11 p.m. Fare is only $2 per adult, $1 per child under 12, and children under age 5 ride at no charge. Customers can pay using COTA’s digital fare payment system, through the Transit app or COTA Smart Card. Customers can also pay cash on board.

Reroute Information

On Saturday, June 15, the Stonewall Columbus Pride March steps off at 10:30 a.m. downtown and travels up North High Street through the Short North. COTA Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 102, CMAX and Zoo Bus will be rerouted in the areas of downtown, the Arena District and the Short North beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continuing through the end of the march. Transit stops will not be serviced during the parade from the Short North to Downtown on High Street during the march.

Detailed information about COTA reroutes during Columbus Pride is available at and will be shared on COTA’s social media channels. For more information, please contact COTA Customer Care at (614) 228-1776.

Reroutes are subject to change without notice due to traffic conditions and decisions made by event and transportation officials.


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