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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.

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EMBARK > OKC Moves Service Changes - Effective 12/3/2023

On Sunday December 3 the OKC Moves Service changes go into effect including the merging of route three and route five and the launch of RAPID Northwest.

EMBARK > EMBARK's New Family of Services Website

On November 5, 2022 we unveiled our new website, designed with you in mind.

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Website

Bus > Night Service

Your day doesn't end at 7 pm, and ours doesn't either. Five bus routes operate at night and run hourly, Monday – Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. To maximize connectivity, routes connect at the Downtown Transit Center, and the Reno Mini-Hub (routes 011 and 23N).

Bus > System Map

The EMBARK system map shows the routes of weekday and weekend bus routes. The map also shows some of Norman's streets, parks, schools, libraries, and points of interest.

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System Map, Map

Bus > Transit Center

We call it the Transit Center because it is the heart and hub of Central Oklahoma transit and where to go to learn how to use public transportation.

Bus > PLUS Paratransit

EMBARK's Plus paratransit service is a shared-ride public transportation and to participate you must have completed the following eligibility process.

Bus > 2024 WCWS Event Express Bus Route

For the third year, EMBARK has stepped up to the plate with easy, safe, and convenient parking and 30-minute express bus service for the NCAA Women’s College World Series.

Bus > 2024 USRowing Rowfest Express Bus Route

EMBARK provides easy, safe, and convenient parking and 20-minute express bus service straight to USRowing Rowfest.

OKC Streetcar > Private Charters

OKC Streetcar allows for private charters, and Free Fare Day partnerships for groups and special events.

OKC Streetcar > Park Here, Ride Free

Simply, park in one of our garages and your parking receipt is your ticket for two to ride the RAPID and the OKC Streetcar for FREE all day!

OKC Streetcar > Map & Schedule

The OKC streetcar system consists of seven modern and two routes. The Downtown Loop is a 4.86-mile route, consisting of 22 stops, & traveling through 5 districts. The Bricktown Loop is a 2-mile route, consisting of 9 stops, & traveling through 2 districts.

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Map, Streetcar

RAPID > Map & Schedule

RAPID runs 9.5 miles each way traversing NW Expressway, Classen, and Downtown - potentially reaching 40,000 residents and 91,000 jobs in the local workforce.

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Map, BRT, RAPID

RAPID > How to Ride

Public transportation doesn't have to be intimidating. Follow these simple steps for how to board, ride, and arrive quickly and safely to your destination.

Norman > About Us

EMBARK serves the City of Norman with six scheduled fixed-route bus routes and ADA paratransit services.

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About, Norman

Norman > How to Ride

EMBARK buses serve much of the Norman & Oklahoma City metro area. Each route’s hours of operation vary, but most Norman routes run about every 30 minutes during the weekday and every 60 minutes on Saturday.

Norman > System Map

The EMBARK Norman system map shows the routes of weekday and weekend bus routes. The map also shows some of Norman's streets, parks, schools, libraries, and points of interest.

Norman > Norman PLUS Paratransit

EMBARK's Plus paratransit service is a shared-ride public transportation and to participate you must have completed the following eligibility process.

Downtown Parking > Arts Garage

Located at 431 W. Main with 801 total parking spaces | 17 ADA parking spaces | Entrance clearance of 8'2" | Nearest OKC Streetcar platform: Library

Downtown Parking > Century Center Garage

Located at 100 W. Main with 779 total parking spaces | 19 ADA parking spaces | Entrance clearance of 6'8" | Nearest OKC Streetcar platform: Century Center

Downtown Parking > Convention Center Garage

Located at 15 Mick Cornett Dr. with 1,106 total parking spaces | 24 ADA parking spaces | Entrance clearance of 8'2" | Nearest OKC Streetcar platform: Scissortail Park

Downtown Parking > Sheridan / Walker Garage

Located at 501 W. Sheridan with 1,051 total parking spaces | 28 ADA parking spaces | Entrance clearance of 6'9" | Nearest OKC Streetcar platform: Myriad Gardens

Jul 10, 2024

EMBARK > RAPID Northwest Achieves Quarter Million Rider Milestone

RAPID NW reached its quarter million rider milestone (July 10, 2024) since service began on December 4, 2023.

May 29, 2024

EMBARK > EMBARK offers 30-minute express bus service to Devon Park during Women’s College World Series

A new Bricktown stop has been added for softball fans visiting OKC in 2024.

Apr 19, 2024

EMBARK > Ride Transit to the Paycom Center

Ride RAPID bus service for free on Thunder home playoff gamedays.

Dec 05, 2023

EMBARK > EMBARK plans community celebration to launch RAPID NW service

The public is invited to event filled with holiday-themed entertainment and goodies at park-and-ride location on December 9

Nov 03, 2023

EMBARK > Meet RAPID - the future of OKC transit.

Welcoming passengers on board on December 3, 2023! To welcome you, fare is free for all from December 3 - Jan 1, 2024.

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Free Fare, Free

Jul 25, 2023

EMBARK > EMBARK ​​Awarded $10 Million in Federal Grants for New Buses, Transit Facility Design Work

New CNG Buses Will Replace Last Remaining Diesel Fixed-route Vehicles; Facility Design and Planning Work Will Support Expansion of Central Oklahoma’s Transit System

Jun 29, 2023

EMBARK > EMBARK Honored with Numerous Transit Industry Awards at Recent Convention

Awards recognize human trafficking intervention, agency marketing campaign, bus operations, and more

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Award, Employee

Jun 06, 2023

EMBARK > EMBARK Offering Express Bus Service During Women’s College World Series in June

Transit Service Offers Non-Stop Travel from Downtown to USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex Every 30 Minutes

May 05, 2023

EMBARK > COTPA Board Approves OKC Moves Service Changes for EMBARK

New bus schedules to be implemented along with RAPID NW service this fall

Apr 18, 2023

EMBARK > EMBARK Earns Workforce Development Advertising Award

Winning Ad Explored Agency’s Employee-Driven Transformation Plan

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Award

Sep 14, 2022

EMBARK > OKC Streetcar Achieves 1 Million Riders Milestone

The OKC Streetcar reached its 1 million rider milestone on Saturday, September 10, since service began in December 2018, according to EMBARK officials.

Jun 29, 2022

EMBARK > EMBARK and City Officials Break Ground on RAPID Line

Ceremony Marks Construction Start for Bus Rapid Transit System

May 26, 2022

EMBARK > EMBARK and City Officials Unveil RAPID BRT Vehicle Design

The New RAPID Fleet Includes Nine CNG Vehicles, Construction Starts Next Month

Jan 24, 2022

EMBARK > EMBARK Convention Center Parking Garage Wins 2021 American Institute of Architects High Design Award

EMBARK's Convention Center Parking Garage was recently awarded an American Institute of Architects (AIA) High Design Award at the 2021 AIA Oklahoma Design Awards

Mar 10, 2021

EMBARK > Virtual Town Halls Set for OKC’s First Bus Rapid Transit Route

The live presentation includes preliminary plans, summarizing the 30% progress report, construction schedules, and station renderings.

Jan 13, 2021

EMBARK > EMBARK Deepens Leadership Bench

EMBARK, Central Oklahoma’s leading transportation provider, recently named Suzanne Wickenkamp Assistant Director of Administration and Jesse Rush Assistant Director of Operations.

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Leadership

Dec 21, 2020

EMBARK > EMBARK Launches Mobile On-Street Parking App

Earlier this year, the City of Oklahoma City and EMBARK announced the selection of Flowbird to provide a smart parking solution offering a fast, easy, and secure option to pay for on-street parking via a mobile device.

Aug 25, 2020

EMBARK > Mass Transit Magazine 40 under 40 Recognizes EMBARK Employee

Jesse Rush wins award, as he has worked to establish and advance OKC Streetcar operations since 2014.

Aug 12, 2020

EMBARK > All the EMBARK Buses and OKC Streetcar for Half the Price

EMBARK is offering a half-price sale on all OKC bus and streetcar passes from December 1-9.

Jul 30, 2020

EMBARK > Real-Time OKC Streetcar Map Goes “Live”

OKC Streetcar tracking map is now accessible by mobile devices and desktop computers.

Jul 01, 2020

EMBARK > EMBARK Celebrates Milestone for Safe and Accessible Bus Service

100 New ADA Accessible Bus Shelters Have Been Installed Since Last July.

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

May 04, 2020

EMBARK > Art Concept Approved for New Downtown Garage

The installation, designed by glass artist Martin Donlin, will wrap three walls of the parking garage currently under construction in the new Park Union District at 15 SW 4th street in downtown Oklahoma City, near the Omni Convention Center Hotel, MAPS3 Convention Center, Scissortail Park, and Chesapeake Arena.

Jan 30, 2020

EMBARK > Hamon Offer Downtown Bus Ride-A-Long

EMBARK and Ward 6 Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon are offering a free Bus Ride-A-Long on Sunday, Feb. 2.

Jan 14, 2020

EMBARK > Public Transportation is A+ for OKC Students

Through the implementation of the Haul Pass program and improvements to the city’s transit services, we can continue to provide affordable, sustainable transit for our students and all residents of Oklahoma City.

Dec 03, 2019

EMBARK > Oklahoma City Streetcar Celebrates First Anniversary

EMBARK Plans OKC Streetcar Celebration Activities During December

Oct 14, 2019

EMBARK > EMBARK Breaks Ground on New Parking Garage in the Emerging Park Union District

EMBARK officials recently celebrated construction beginning on its new downtown Oklahoma City parking garage at a ceremonial groundbreaking.

Sep 03, 2019

EMBARK > EMBARK Seeks Feedback on Downtown Oklahoma City Parking Needs

EMBARK wants feedback on the future parking needs for the city’s urban core, including the City Center, Automobile Alley, Arts District, Deep Deuce, Bricktown, and Midtown districts.

Aug 02, 2019

EMBARK > EMBARK Awards Contract for New Public Parking Garage

EMBARK awards the construction bid for a new public parking garage to Manhattan Construction Company.

Jul 08, 2019

EMBARK > EMBARK Launches Pilot Senior Transit Service

EMBARK Well, a pilot program to provide free, round-trip, door-to-door service for adults age 60 and older to six approved wellness centers in the metro.

Jun 03, 2019

EMBARK > EMBARK Celebrates Bus Stop improvement program’s 100th Bus Shelter

New shelter represents EMBARK’s commitment to quality facilities and service enhancements.

Jul 17, 2017

EMBARK > Allow Extra Time for Parking Downtown This Weekend

EMBARK owns five downtown public parking garages with approximately 5,200 spaces. Event parking is $10 and is collected as you enter the parking facility.

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.

Jul 27, 2016

EMBARK > Streetcar Brand Strategy Revealed

EMBARK unveiled Bermuda Green, Clear Sky Blue and Redbud as the colors for the brand identity of the MAPS 3’s Oklahoma City Streetcar.

Sep 16, 2015

EMBARK > Concept Transit Plan for NW Corridor to be Re-Presented

In this plan, the NW Corridor is defined as the area that runs along North Classen Boulevard and Northwest Expressway. The goal of the concept plan is to focus on increasing mobility and healthcare access through multimodal public transportation options.

Aug 11, 2015

EMBARK > NW Corridor Community Meeting August 13

The Oklahoma City Planning Department, Oklahoma City County Health Department, the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments and EMBARK will present on the concept plan which identifies the potential for multimodal transportation in the NW Corridor.

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BRT, Corridor

EMBARK > 2024 MAPS 4 Transit Improvements

Phase 1 includes $4.3 million to improve bus stops across the city that were deemed the highest priority based on daily ridership.

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MAPS4, Planning

EMBARK > 2023 RAPID Bus Rapid Transit

The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project will be Central Oklahoma’s first BRT line and will provide a premium transit service to Northwest OKC residents through more frequent service with enhanced vehicles, stations and passenger amenities.

EMBARK > 2020 Downtown Parking Management Study

This study provides analysis and information to help Downtown embrace new parking management practices and define how parking management can continue to evolve to serve the community.

EMBARK > 2018 MAPS3 Modern Streetcar

MAPS 3 is a 10-year construction program designed to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma City.

EMBARK > 2013 Downtown Alternatives Analysis

The Greater Downtown Circulator AA was the first planning step toward carrying out the metro area’s Fixed Guideway Plan, and focused only on downtown and health center mobility.

EMBARK > 2005 - 2030 Fixed Guideway Study

The Fixed Guideway Plan identifies potential regional transit solutions that improve connections among metro area’s growth centers, enhance economic development opportunities, improve mobility, expand transportation options and improve air quality.

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