The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is on board with the Blue Jackets.
As announced last week prior to the team's 2019-20 season opener, fans now have more flexibility when it comes to getting to and from Nationwide Arena when downtown, or simply getting back to where they parked. The CBus circulator, which typically runs until 10 p.m. on weeknights, will extend service to midnight on weeknights when the Blue Jackets play a home game.
If you're not familiar with the CBus, here's how COTA describes it:
COTA’s CBUS is the city’s free Downtown Circulator, traveling from the Brewery District through Downtown to the Short North and back again. CBUS runs every 10-15 minutes, 7 days a week.
COTA also experimented with extending weeknight CBus service for Tuesday and Thursday night Blue Jackets home games last spring, and apparently, the results warranted a permanent expansion of the circulator's hours. So, if you're out in the Short North pre-gaming, or you parked a ways out to save a few bucks, the CBus has you covered.