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File #: 0037X-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/6/2020 In control: Remy
On agenda: 2/10/2020 Final action: 2/13/2020
Title: To recognize and celebrate Friday, February 14th, 2020 as Ohio Loves Transit Day in the City of Columbus.
Sponsors: Emmanuel V. Remy, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To recognize and celebrate Friday, February 14th, 2020 as Ohio Loves Transit Day in the City of Columbus.

 

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WHEREAS, the Ohio Public Transit Association recognizes outstanding public transportation on the third annual Ohio Loves Transit Day taking place on the 14th day of February; and

 

WHEREAS, in Columbus, Ohio, residents have relied on the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) millions of times to arrive safely at home, work, school, and innumerable other destinations; and

 

WHEREAS, 58% of downtown companies participate in the C-Pass program with 15,167 memberships and 1,242,586 rides in 2019; and

 

WHEREAS, COTA directly employs 1,200 Ohioans, including 728 transit operators, and supports thousands of additional jobs through their work; and

 

WHEREAS, 3,043 stops along 42 routes operated by COTA help connect Columbus residents to one another while reducing wear on public roads, levels of traffic, and carbon emissions; and

 

WHEREAS, COTA’s deployment of 179 compressed natural gas buses protects Ohio’s air, water, and environmental future, while also supporting Columbus as a growing green city; and

 

WHEREAS, the outstanding work done by the Central Ohio Transit Authority since 1974 in providing central Ohioans with affordable and reliable transportation is deserving of recognition; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:  That this Council does hereby recognize and celebrate Thursday, February 14th, 2020 as Ohio Loves Transit Day in the City of Columbus.