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EMBARK > Accessibility & Civil Rights

EMBARK operates its programs and services in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Transit Administration guidelines for the provision of services to individuals with disabilities. EMBARK also operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin or any other characteristic protected by law including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Every department, division, and employee of EMBARK is responsible for carrying out the agency's commitment to non-discrimination, including the requirements of Title VI.

EMBARK > Data & Insights

We aim to provide transparency and accountability for EMBARK's performance including Customer Surveys, Financial Reports, Ridership Data, and more.

EMBARK > At-A-Glance

Find media assets, and a general overview of EMBARK's family of services.

EMBARK > Employment

Searching for the chance to work with an organization that promotes growth and a rewarding career? EMBARK offers excellent opportunities as well as competitive benefits, professional development and more.

EMBARK > About EMBARK

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.

Bus > Free Fare Days

In an effort to promote use of public transportation over cars to explore Oklahoma City shopping, entertainment venues and events, and to get out and vote.

Bus > Bike & Ride

Cycling is a great way to stay fit, and help you get to and from you first and last mile destinations.

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 > Ride Guide

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

Bus > Wifi

Stay productive, or sit back and have some fun while on your journey.

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 > How to Ride

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

Bus > Inclement Weather Riding Tips

If you plan to take EMBARK during inclement weather, here's what you need to know.

Bus > Safety & Security

Whether you’re following your regular commute route or on your way to a movie or meet up with friends, public transit is a key part of your day and no one can spot something suspicious or out of place better than you.

Bus > Service Changes

Every day, changes occur to roads, businesses and communities that can affect the transit system. We respond by regularly reviewing these changes and then determining if adjustments need to be made.

Bus > Holiday Service Schedules

EMBARK would like to wish all riders a safe and happy holiday season! Please make note of the service schedule for the upcoming holidays.

Bus > Winter Weather Detours

Conditions can change quickly. If there is a significant accumulation of snow, ice or freezing rain, some bus routes will be put on detour and others may be canceled. It is possible that buses won't be able to serve parts of a route, if they become too dangerous to drive on. Before you leave, get the latest updates on delays and cancelations.

Bus > Mobility Management

EMBARK partners with many community organizations to provide a wide range of transportation programs to meet the diverse needs of the community. Through these programs, qualified customers maintain independence and access community services by arranging their own 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 > Haul Pass Program - The Freedom to Explore

The Haul Pass Program provides free public transportation for central Oklahoma youth and free eco-friendly transportation for school-organized field trips.

Bus > Road Scholars

Let EMBARK take care of the transportation on your next field trip. With EMBARK’s Road Scholars program, field trips are exciting and educational from the start.

Bus > About Us

Public transportation is our business. Rider satisfaction is our mission. We aim to provide you with our best customer experience everyday — at every stop and on every bus you ride with us.

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Bus > Contact Us

Essential public transportation is our passion and our business. We aim to provide our customers with our best customer experience everyday — at every stop and on every bus you ride with us. Contact us anytime, for any reason. We look forward to hearing from you.

Bus > Real-Time Tools

Whether it’s down the street or around the corner, now you can see exactly where your bus is on your mobile device.

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 > Express Bus Service

EMBARK operates both OKC & Norman bus service. Also, Route 024 serves as an “Express Route”, with 9 trips on service weekdays connecting the two cities!

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Norman, OKC

OKC Streetcar > Private Charters

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

OKC Streetcar > 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.

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 > Contact Us

Essential public transportation is our passion and our business. We aim to provide our customers with our best customer experience everyday — at every stop and on every streetcar you ride with us. Contact us anytime, for any reason. We look forward to hearing from you.

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 > Contact Us

Essential public transportation is our passion and our business. We aim to provide our customers with our best customer experience everyday — at every stop and on every bus you ride with us. Contact us anytime, for any reason. We look forward to hearing from you.

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 > Fares & Passes

Taking transit is easy, convenient, and affordable.

RAPID > Wifi

Stay productive, or sit back and have some fun while on your journey.

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 > Contact Us

Essential public transportation is our passion and our business. We aim to provide our customers with our best customer experience everyday — at every stop and on every bus you ride with us. Contact us anytime, for any reason. We look forward to hearing from you.

Norman > Safety & Security

Whether you’re following your regular commute route or on your way to a movie or meet up with friends, public transit is a key part of your day and no one can spot something suspicious or out of place better than you.

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 > Real-Time Tools

Whether it’s down the street or around the corner, now you can see exactly where your bus is on your mobile device.

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.

Spokies > How it Works

Spokies Bikeshare is metro Oklahoma City’s bikeshare service, with 50 pedal-only and 48 e-bikes available in Downtown Oklahoma City and surrounding areas.

Spokies > Rider Tips

Before getting your pedal on, take a quick refresher about safe riding techniques because it’s important to kick it back to the basics and know which side of the road to ride on and how to blend with the flow of traffic.

Oklahoma River Cruises > Ferry Fun Cruises

Are you looking for family friendly adventures? Try one of these ferry trips. Ferry Fun Cruises are public ferry rides suitable for all ages that only require a regular fare.

Oklahoma River Cruises > Landings

Landings are the anchored platforms where guests embark and disembark the vessels. Landings have railed pathways and are ADA accessible for mobility devices, strollers, and bikes.

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River, DOKC

Oklahoma River Cruises > Exchange Landing

The Exchange Landing is the perfect parking refuge for those wanting to visit the downtown business and entertainment districts. Oklahoma River Cruises provides convenient direct service to Bricktown Landing where visitors can connect to the OKC Streetcar, a route serving Automobile Alley, Deep Deuce District, Midtown, and Bricktown.

Oklahoma River Cruises > Stockyards Landing

The Stockyards Landing is located in Oklahoma City's Horse Show Capitol of the World - Historic Stockyards City. This uniquely Western district offers over 70 businesses specializing in western wear, rustic furniture, farm and ranch needs, and fine dining. Easily connect to downtown. Oklahoma River Cruises provides convenient direct service to Bricktown Landing where visitors can connect to the OKC Streetcar, a route serving Automobile Alley, Deep Deuce District, Midtown, and Bricktown.

Nov 24, 2023

EMBARK > EMBARK Transit Passes Half the Price

EMBARK is offering the public a half-price sale on its transit passes from Dec 1-9. This sale includes daily, monthly, and annual transit passes for fixed-route bus, RAPID NW, OKC Streetcar, and Spokies bike share.

Sep 13, 2023

EMBARK > EMBARK offers Oklahoma State Fair express bus route

EMBARK will offer a special transportation service on weekends during the 2023 Oklahoma State Fair to connect downtown Oklahoma City with the state fairgrounds.

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Events, Charter

Aug 10, 2023

EMBARK > EMBARK Conducting Full-Scale RAPID and Streetcar Safety Exercise on Aug. 10

Public alerted to significant first responder presence downtown for routine safety drill, Hudson Ave. street closure

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

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 20, 2023

EMBARK > EMBARK Marks Earth Day 2023 with Free Transit, Progress on Converting Bus Fleet to Alternative Fuel

Public invited to try transit and ride bus and streetcar free on Saturday, April 22

Apr 18, 2023

EMBARK > EMBARK Earns Workforce Development Advertising Award

Winning Ad Explored Agency’s Employee-Driven Transformation Plan

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Award

Mar 03, 2023

EMBARK > EMBARK Proposes Plan to Implement OKC Moves Bus Service Changes

EMBARK is seeking input from the public on the proposed OKC Moves service changes, which include modifications to Oklahoma City bus routes planned to go into effect this fall if approved by the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA) Board.

Oct 28, 2022

EMBARK > EMBARK Earns National Transit Advertising Award

Video Ad Raised Awareness About Safe Transit Services During Pandemic

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.

Sep 13, 2022

EMBARK > EMBARK Offers Weekend Bus Service to Oklahoma State Fair

Fairgoers who live or are staying in downtown can easily park and ride from the Oklahoma City Convention Center or connect with the weekend fair service via bus or streetcar at EMBARK’s downtown Transit Center.

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 20, 2022

EMBARK > EMBARK Releases 2021 Customer Satisfaction Findings

EMBARK officials recently released findings from the 2021 Transit Rider Survey for its fixed-route bus and OKC Streetcar services.

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 31, 2022

EMBARK > EMBARK Celebrates Rosa Parks Day

Feb. 4 Marks Civil Rights Heroine’s Birthday, Transit Equity Day 

Oct 06, 2021

EMBARK > EMBARK Board Hears Findings Report on State of Bus Transit in Oklahoma City

EMBARK leadership presented a set of recommendation scenarios, developed from the OKC Moves Regional Bus Study to its board of trustees summarizing several months of market research, technical analysis, and customer and staff input.

Sep 24, 2021

EMBARK > EMBARK Bus and OKC Streetcar Passes Half-Price from December 1-9

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

Jul 15, 2021

EMBARK > Summer 2021 Service Changes

These service updates will become effective for OKC and Norman bus service and are intended to make service more frequent, reliable, and safe and result from operator and customer feedback.

Jul 14, 2021

EMBARK > Stockyards Landing Opened as Oklahoma River Cruises' Fifth Service Stop

The Stockyards Landing located at 800 S. Agnew Avenue offers customers easy access to explore the iconic Stockyards City and is adjacent to the City’s Equestrian Park.

Apr 26, 2021

EMBARK > Weekly Grocery Shopping Shuttle Aims to Aid Seniors, Those with Disabilities

The shopping shuttle provides weekly, round-trip outings and is arranged at no cost to individuals who are at least 60 years old or have a disability.

Apr 22, 2021

EMBARK > Free EMBARK Rides Offered in Observation of Earth Day on April 23

In celebration of Earth Day, EMBARK today unveiled its new Clean Natural Gas Facility along with the state’s first electric fixed-route bus and charging stations that will serve Central Oklahoma residents.

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.

Feb 23, 2021

EMBARK > Free Transportation Available for Seniors with Vaccination Appointments

Oklahoma County residents age 60 and older who qualify for a vaccination appointment are now able to schedule a free trip to and from their vaccination site with EMBARK.

Feb 13, 2021

EMBARK > EMBARK Updates Bus Service for Winter Weather Preparation

With two winter storms approaching Central Oklahoma, EMBARK will implement winter weather service plans in Oklahoma City and Norman, keeping the safety of its employees and customers their top priority.

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 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 19, 2020

EMBARK > EMBARK to Offer Free Rides on Election Day

EMBARK will be offering free rides during Election Day, November 3, 2020, to help all eligible Oklahoma City residents exercise their right to vote.

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 18, 2020

EMBARK > EMBARK Updates COVID-19 Service Rules

EMBARK continues to adjust our response as new information and guidance are made available from local and national health officials. The following updates will be effective Sunday, August 23.

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COVID, Wellness

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 21, 2020

EMBARK > Summer Service Changes on the Horizon for EMBARK

EMBARK is preparing for system changes to focus on the preservation of essential transit services throughout FY 2021.

Jul 09, 2020

EMBARK > Local Transit Organizations Keeping Seniors Mobile and Connected

EMBARK and SendaRide are working together to give seniors greater access to local wellness centers and public transit.

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

Mar 30, 2020

EMBARK > EMBARK Announces Temporary Transit Service Plan

Modified Schedule Starts April 5 to Preserve Access to Essential Services

Feb 24, 2020

EMBARK > EMBARK Partners with Regional Food Bank on Senior Transportation

The service is free, provided by EMBARK through a grant-funded partnership with Areawide Aging Agency, with funding through the federal Older Americans Act.

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.

Dec 03, 2019

EMBARK > Oklahoma City Streetcar Celebrates First Anniversary

EMBARK Plans OKC Streetcar Celebration Activities During December

Aug 30, 2019

EMBARK > EMBARK Adjusts Grocery Shuttle Service in Northeast Oklahoma City

EMBARK and other partners are adjusting the free grocery shuttle service in northeast Oklahoma City as part of ongoing efforts to meet needs in the short- and long-term fight against the food desert crisis.

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.

Feb 26, 2019

EMBARK > EMBARK Everyday - Seven Day Bus Service Launches

On January 27, residents began moving around the city on a Sunday by bus. EMBARK and Oklahoma City officials celebrated the launch of the long-awaited seven-day service on the first day of Sunday service at Oklahoma City’s Downtown Transit Center.

Aug 17, 2017

EMBARK > Downtown Discovery Adds Fare

Downtown Discovery has operated since 2011 at no cost to customers. Incorporating a small fare now helps offset the cost to operate the service.

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DOKC, Fare

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.

Apr 19, 2017

EMBARK > EMBARK Offers Free Bus and Spokies Rides for Earth Day

The goal of free rides is to encourage people to take the bus or other public transit instead of their car to reduce harmful emissions. One EMBARK bus can replace up to 35 vehicles.

Apr 06, 2017

EMBARK > Oklahoma River Cruises Kicks Off Its 10th Season

2017 marks the 10th season of ferry service. Starting with just two landings and now serving four, Oklahoma River Cruises services have expanded and so have the destinations along the river.

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River, Ferry

Nov 22, 2016

EMBARK > EMBARK Releases FY16 Survey Results

EMBARK recently released its Fiscal Year 2016 research results revealing that investment in public transportation is important to Oklahoma City’s long-term future, while existing customers would like to see service enhancements continue.

Sep 09, 2016

EMBARK > Last 2016 Third Friday Free with EMBARK

EMBARK has done its part to help reduce pollution during ozone alert season by encouraging metro residents to take a free ride every third Friday from May through September.

Aug 17, 2016

EMBARK > EMBARK Wins National Award

With numerous improvements over the past several years, EMBARK was just named the “North America’s Outstanding Public Transportation System” by the American Public Transportation Association for systems providing less than 4 million annual passenger trips.

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Award

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.

Jun 09, 2016

EMBARK > Budget Reductions to Impact EMBARK

Due to budgetary reductions resulting from a decline in municipal sales tax revenue, the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA) is proposing to eliminate a contracted transportation service known as LINK.

Nov 16, 2015

EMBARK > EMBARK Announces Service Improvements: SW 29 to Receive 30-Minute Weekday Service

Research and our local experience has shown increased frequency leads to increases in ridership.

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

Jun 19, 2015

EMBARK > Transit System Revs Up Improvements

The City of Oklahoma City 2015-16 fiscal year budget was approved Tuesday by the City Council and includes $29.5 million for public transit, including an additional $250,000 for system improvements.

Apr 21, 2015

EMBARK > Earth Day: The Perfect Time to Rethink Driving Habits

When temperatures rise in Oklahoma, so do ozone levels. Simply leaving your car at home for the day can make a huge impact. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, every gallon of gasoline you use releases 20 pounds of carbon dioxide, a major contributor to ozone.

Apr 09, 2015

EMBARK > EMBARK Working the Night Shift

Route 23N and 011, EMBARK crosstown bus routes, began operating until midnight on January 26 as part of an initiative to improve public transit service.

Jun 18, 2014

EMBARK > Ozone Season Underway

Hot temperatures, calm winds and sunshine with no cloud cover are the ingredients for an ozone alert day. As Oklahoma enters ozone alert season, citizens are asked to do their part to keep pollution down.

Apr 14, 2014

EMBARK > METRO Transit to Change Name to EMBARK

Oklahoma City’s public transportation system is embarking on a new journey. The bus system, which has been in existence since 1966, will be launching major system improvements Monday, April 28 and will formally transition to a new name.

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 > 2023 Go Norman Transit Plan

Projecting 10 years into the future, the Go Norman Transit Plan identified many recommendations for transit improvements in Norman. Including additional frequency, Sunday service, expanded service coverage, and expanded hours on weekdays and Saturdays, these recommendations were put into phases to help guide the City in making improvements strategically as funding becomes available.

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.

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