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At EMBARK, we’re more than a bus company. We’re a close-knit transit family that plans, schedules, operates, promotes and maintains downtown parking and the public transportation system throughout the Oklahoma City metro area. Our people have passion to be world-class transportation that is accessible to all, and all want to access it.



EMBARK > Governance

EMBARK and its various partners run the day-to-day under leadership of the Administrator and is governed by the Central Oklahoma Transportation & Parking Authority (COTPA) Board of Trustees. This page is a summary of laws and policies influencing our organizational governance.

Downtown Parking > Meter Hooding

Meter hooding is a privilege extended to allow providers of commercial services and extended events to park vehicles necessary to the performance of the service, on an intermittent and temporary basis, near to the work site where off-street parking is not available or inadequate. Vehicles parked at meter hoods are permitted only as required to perform a service. Meter hooding shall not be used for general employee or convenience parking.

Aug 19, 2022

EMBARK > EMBARK Receives Federal Grant for Clean Energy and Transit Vehicles

EMBARK has been awarded nearly $6.8 million from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to purchase new buses and vans. The new additions to the fleet will be compressed natural gas (CNG) and electric vehicles (EV).

Jul 12, 2022

EMBARK > EMBARK receives Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Grant

he grant will fund a complete software replacement for EMBARK’s Mobility Management Division, which provides a range of transportation services for Central Oklahoma seniors, individuals with disabilities, low-income individuals, and other transit-dependent residents.

Dec 21, 2020

EMBARK > EMBARK Awarded Grant Funds From the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement 

Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), EMBARK will receive $666,661 to replace two EMBARK Plus paratransit buses and one fixed route transit bus with new alternative-fueled vehicles. 

Oct 12, 2020

EMBARK > EMBARK Navigates Partnership to Resume Operations for Oklahoma River Cruises

EMBARK has successfully arranged a contract amendment with long-time partner Hornblower Marine Services (HMS), to restore partial operations of Oklahoma River Cruises next month through a public private partnership.

Aug 06, 2020

EMBARK > EMBARK Awarded U.S. Department of Transportation Grant to Build New Ferry Landing for Oklahoma River Cruise

EMBARK has been awarded a grant to add a new Oklahoma River Cruise landing at the First Americans Museum.


Grant, Award, River

Jun 11, 2020

EMBARK > Low Emission Vehicle Program Funds New Electric Bus for Oklahoma City

Low Emission Vehicle Program Funds New Electric Bus for Oklahoma City

Aug 10, 2018

EMBARK > COTPA Approves Sale of Santa Fe Parking Garage

The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority board of trustees at their meeting Thursday approved the sale of the Santa Fe Parking Garage to Continental Resources, Inc and BancFirst Corporation for $22.5M.


Parking, Board

Jun 02, 2017

EMBARK > EMBARK Selects Streetcar Operator

EMBARK’s Board of Trustees awarded a contract Friday with Herzog Transit Services, Inc. for the start-up, operation and maintenance of the seven-vehicle Oklahoma City Streetcar system that's expected to begin passenger service in late 2018.

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