SmartRide New Albany
Getting New Albany to Work
COTA has partnered with the City of New Albany to give their residents an innovative way to get to work through SmartRide. This service, provided by the city of New Albany, offers residents a public transportation option to and from the New Albany International Business Park.
Through SmartRide, COTA Lines 35 and 45 bring workers to and from the growing number of jobs in the New Albany International Business Park and also transport them to and from Downtown Columbus and Easton Transit Center.
As of September 4, 2023, COTA has fully restored Line 35. This restoration includes service to the New Albany Park & Ride every 60 minutes from Easton Transit Center seven days a week.
Line 45 operates on weekdays during peak a.m. and p.m. hours, offering New Albany residents easy access to public transit within the New Albany International Business Park.
Since its launch, this program has quickly gained ridership among business park employees attracted to the less expensive, hassle-free commute. SmartRide New Albany runs between Columbus and New Albany weekday mornings and evenings with free shuttle service from the bus stop that takes customers to and from companies in the business park. The COTA Park & Ride is located at 5202 Forest Dr., across from the Courtyard by Marriott, offering visitors a convenient transportation option.