COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Central Ohio transit Authority, or COTA, is making changes to many of its regularly-scheduled bus routes and schedules, amid the coronavirus outbreak in Ohio, and Governor Mike DeWine's order to "stay at home".
Officials say that the bus service is now only available for essential travel only, and passengers should continues to practice social distancing while traveling on a COTA bus.
Four rush-hour lines are temporarily suspended: 41,42,44, and 52.
Crosstown lines are also running at a reduced frequency: 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
The AirConnect and NightOwl services are also temporarily suspended.
Officials say ridership data and shifting demands could lead to more changes, with many of them already in effect.