Thank you for visiting the COTA North Corridor Transit
Project (NCTP) website. The North Corridor Transit
Project, formerly called the North Corridor Light Rail
Project, or “Fasttrax,” is a component of COTA’s
Comprehensive Long Range Transit Plan for
transportation and mobility in central Ohio.
In 2005, COTA restructured the NCTP. The Project
website will soon be relocated under the COTA.com
website with updated information to reflect the most
recent status of the Project.
COTA has committed to developing a Draft Environment
Impact Statement (DEIS) for the NCTP in 2006. The DEIS
will outline the potential benefits and impacts of the
proposed NCTP project including mode alternatives,
alignments options, station locations, vehicle
maintenance facility sites, etc.
In the build options, three modal alternatives include
Bus Rapid Transit, Light Rail Transit and Streetcar
(illustrated in the photos). The project team is
evaluating each mode and the data will be compared
against a no-build alternative. The project identified
three alignment alternatives in the mid-corridor that
would transition the service from the railroad
corridor at18th Avenue to High Street north of I-670
as well as potential extensions north into Delaware
County and south into the Brewery District. Station
locations have been identified for each alignment and
will be presented in the DEIS as well.
Potential locations for construction of a vehicle
maintenance facility to serve each mode alternative
are also being considered.
When the analysis has been completed on all the
alternatives, COTA will present the findings, with a
potential Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA), to the
public for comments and suggestions before a
recommended Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) is
selected. It is anticipated that an LPA will be
selected by late summer, 2006.
As always, public input is an important component of
the NCTP. The Project team invites any and all
comments, questions, and suggestions related to the
We encourage you to contact the NCTP Team. All
communications will be reviewed and responded to.
Public Involvement Manager
Central Ohio Transit Authority
North Corridor Transit Project
1600 McKinley Avenue
Columbus, OH 43222
Toll-free phone: 1-866-724-5268
Thank you for your interest and involvement in the
North Corridor Transit Project.