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EMBARK > Operations

EMBARK > About RAPID

EMBARK > What are the benefits of RAPID?

EMBARK > How to Ride

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 > Transit Data Resources

EMBARK is an advocate of open data, and has resources available to developers, to promote the use of transit and information related to transit.

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EMBARK > At-A-Glance

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

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 > Reduced Fares

Reduced Fare is available senior adults age 65 or older, persons on Medicare, persons with a qualifying disability, and youth ages 7-17.

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.

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 > Fares & Passes

Taking transit is easy, convenient, and affordable.

Bus > Reduced Fare

Reduced Fare is available senior adults age 65 or older, persons on Medicare, and persons with a qualifying disability.

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 > 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 > 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 > 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 > Fares & Passes

Taking transit is easy, convenient and best of all, affordable. Learn about our fares and how to purchase money-saving passes.

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 > Film & Photography

Filming and photoshoots are permitted on board the OKC Streetcar and at OKC Streetcar designated stops; However, please contact us to discuss your particular needs as restrictions may apply.

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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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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RAPID > Fares & Passes

Taking transit is easy, convenient, and affordable.

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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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 > 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.

Spokies > Pricing

Taking transit is easy, convenient and best of all, affordable. Learn about our fares and how to purchase money-saving passes.

Oklahoma River Cruises > Public Ferry

Public Ferry cruises are scheduled throughout the day. The ferry offers service to four landing locations along the Oklahoma River. Fares can be paid as you board the boat, in advance with Token Transit, or in person at the Regatta Park Landing ticketbooth.

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Oklahoma River Cruises > Bricktown Landing

Located on the Oklahoma River in downtown Oklahoma City, the lush Bricktown Landing is just north of the Boathouse District and Regatta Park. Bricktown Landing is a short trip from hotels, restaurants and entertainment; and is located at the SW corner of the Bass Pro parking lot (to the left, below the Centennial Land Run Monument) at 334 Centennial Drive.

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 > Meridian Landing

Situated in Oklahoma City’s bustling Meridian Corridor, Meridian Landing is conveniently located near hotels and many popular attractions including the Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma State Fair Park, amusement parks, shopping and an abundance of dining and nightlife options. The Meridian Landing is the perfect parking refuge for those wanting to visit the downtown business and entertainment districts.

Oklahoma River Cruises > Regatta Landing

Located on the Oklahoma River in downtown Oklahoma City, the lush Regatta Park Landing is at the heart of the Boathouse District – an emerging world premier site for rowing and canoe/kayak. Regatta Park Landing is adjacent to downtown's Bricktown entertainment district and is just a short trip from hotels, restaurants and entertainment.

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.

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 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

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.

Jan 31, 2022

EMBARK > EMBARK Celebrates Rosa Parks Day

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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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 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.

May 08, 2020

EMBARK > EMBARK Teams Up with Nonprofit Organizations to Deliver Meals

Local partnerships continue serving seniors throughout COVID-19.

Mar 30, 2020

EMBARK > EMBARK Announces Temporary Transit Service Plan

Modified Schedule Starts April 5 to Preserve Access to Essential Services

Dec 27, 2019

EMBARK > Grant Funds EMBARK Senior Transportation Services Expansion

EMBARK will begin offering free non-emergency medical trips to qualified Canadian County residents in 2020, thanks to a grant from Areawide Aging Agency.

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.

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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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 21, 2017

EMBARK > EMBARK Seeks Public Input on Fares

EMBARK is hosting a series of listening sessions and a survey to collect input from the public about integrating and simplifying payment options for their different transit and parking services, including: bus, bike share, parking, ferry and the future Oklahoma City Streetcar.

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

Feb 28, 2017

EMBARK > EMBARK Launches New Transit Option - Rideshare

Rideshare is a program where EMBARK leases an SUV or a van to a group who wants to ride together to and from work and share a similar schedule.

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Rideshare

Dec 14, 2016

EMBARK > EMBARK Awarded Millions in Competitive Federal Grant

EMBARK will use the funds to purchase six new buses to replace aging buses in the fleet. The buses will be similar to the six 40-foot CNG buses that rolled out on the street this fall.

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.

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.

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.

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