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Ohio State News Alert: CABS returns popular service on Nov. 14

Service along Cannon Drive, including Campus Loop South, to resume

Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) changes taking place on Monday, Nov. 14 will restore service through much of The Ohio State University’s campus core.

“CABS is committed to providing the best service possible to all our loyal riders,” said Tom Holman, associate director of Transportation and Traffic Management. “In response to customer feedback, and after learning of a change in nearby construction phasing, CABS is pleased to return additional routes and stops to campus this fall.”

The Cannon Drive Relocation – Phase 2 project will rebuild Cannon Drive between John Herrick Drive and Woody Hayes Drive at its current elevation and construct a certified Ohio Department of Natural Resources flood protection levee. Phasing of the project has been reworked with the expectation that bus impacts will now be delayed until fall 2023. 

Beginning on Monday, Nov. 14, CABS will resume service along Cannon Drive, including a stop at Mid-Towers. Major service changes include:

  • The Campus Loop South (CLS) returns. This route provides 16-minute daytime service frequency between the Buckeye Lot and central campus.
  • The Campus Connector (CC) will expand stops beyond the transit hub to provide a clockwise loop around the full academic core. Service between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. will be reduced from seven minutes to 10 minutes to accommodate these additional stops.
  • The Buckeye Express (BE) will increase morning frequency between the hours of 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., reducing wait times from 10 minutes to seven minutes.

Regular service continues for the East Residential (ER), Med Center Express (MC) and CABS On-Demand. See updated service times for all routes online.

These changes support updated construction phasing plans along Cannon Drive, with work expected to impact the CABS routes now delayed until Fall 2023. This work is likely to instead take place and impact routes next academic year. They also add service as we are entering the time of year with fewer daylight hours. 

As a reminder, CABS provides evening service on many routes and overnight service via CABS On-Demand as one of many safety tools to move around on campus. 

Be sure to download the Ohio State app for real-time CABS tracking and visit the traffic map to view travel impacts that may affect your Columbus campus commute.

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