About Downtown C-pass

Beginning June 1, 2018, your downtown company can offer unlimited COTA access to your employees thanks to the generous support of Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, MORPC and corporate partners. There’s no cost to you or your associates.

After May 1, enroll your associates on the secure member portal. On June 1, they get unlimited access to all COTA services. Under Employer Links, find detailed enrollment instructions and educational materials, including “how to” videos. We’ll even come talk to your employees about the program and Downtown commuting options.

Is your company eligible?

Companies must be within the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District. Certain Franklin County and City of Columbus agencies are also eligible.

Get Prepared

  • Choose a company representative to manage C-pass benefit
  • Review COTA credential options for employees
  • Contact C-pass staff to schedule an informational meeting (optional).
  • Notify C-pass staff of any contractors who perform routine services at your office since they may be eligible.

Get Enrolled:

  • Starting May 1, register your company on the secure member portal.
  • Check out enrollment instructions under the Employer Links.
  • Enroll eligible employees on member portal.
  • Spread the word – June 1 Program Launch. Promotional materials will be available under Employer Links
  • Schedule an employee commuting presentation (optional).


  • Verify eligible employees once a month
  • Give C-pass information to new employees (Check Employer Links).
  • Delete ineligible employees as soon as possible.
  • Help us survey participants.
  • Keep spreading the word—encourage smart commuting choices.

More questions? We’re happy to help. Contact C-pass staff at 614-591-4184.