COTA is looking to partner with Uber, Lyft, and privately-owned taxi companies to address what could be part of fixing a transportation divide in Columbus.

COTA recently announced that it is looking at adding new high-speed mass-transit to Columbus as part of its NextGen plan but seems to be aware that not all transportation needs will be met with the NextGen plan.

Ride-sharing could help move people to faraway bus stops providing what’s BizJournal calls “first and last-mile access to riders.”

Funding for this project has not yet been determined.

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