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COTA makes income assistance fare discount permanent

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According to NBC4i, The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has unanimously approved making the COTA Income Assistance Program a permanent benefit for qualifying customers.

The Income Assistance Pilot Program was launched in March to extend eligibility for transit discounts to people who receive public income assistance.

The program gives a 50% discount for customers who participate in one of the following seven Franklin County programs:

  • SNAP food assistance
  • Publicly funded childcare
  • Ohio Works First cash assistance
  • Prevention, Retention, and Contingency emergency assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • WIC

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COTA makes income assistance fare discount permanent  was originally published on mycolumbusmagic.com