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 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.
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: fixed-route bus, zone 1 and zone 1a ADA Paratransit, RAPID, OKC Streetcar and Spokies service will be free on specified days throughout the year.
Taking transit is easy, convenient and best of all, affordable. Learn about our fares and how to purchase money-saving passes.
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.
As National Bike Month is being celebrated in May, EMBARK has returned 60 pedal-only bicycles in its Spokies Bike Share program back into service.
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.
EMBARK is preparing for system changes to focus on the preservation of essential transit services throughout FY 2021.
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.
Spokies Dash, a new dockless bike system, includes 25 bicycles that may be picked up or dropped off in the downtown, Bricktown, Deep Deuce, Film Row, Uptown, Page Woodson, Paseo Arts District, and Plaza District areas.
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.
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.
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.
EMBARK launched major upgrades to the Spokies bike share system, by adding 50 new Trek bikes to the fleet and joining the national BCycle network.
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.
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.