COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --COTA has launched a free bus service that  circulates every 10 minutes between three of the busiest districts downtown.


Dubbed "CBUS", the service takes passengers from downtown to the city's Brewery District south of downtown and back up to the Arena District and Short North Arts District. 


COTA president and CEO Curtis Stitt says CBUS meets a community goal of creating a thriving downtown that is attractive to visitors.


CBUS riders can go to any one of 29 stops that are also uniquely branded with a round CBUS sign attached to the top of the pole.


CBUS will operate along High Street and Front Street between 3rd Avenue in the Short North and Sycamore Street in the Brewery District.


COTA is using six buses running on natural gas for the service.


The CBUS will operate at the following times and frequencies:  



7 a.m.-7 p.m.every 10 minutes

7 p.m.-9 p.m.every 15 minutes



7 a.m.-7 p.m.every 10 minutes

7 p.m.-12 a.m. every 15 minutes



9 a.m.-12 a.m. every 15 minutes



10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. every 15 minutes