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EMBARK > Procurement Opportunities

Complying with the requirements of local, state and federal laws and guidelines, EMBARK is dedicated to ensuring full and open competition and equitable treatment of all potential sources of the procurement process (planning, solicitation, award, administration and documentation of contracts).

EMBARK > Open Records Request

The Oklahoma Open Records Act is the primary law governing the public's right to access EMBARK's records. However, this act does not apply to records specifically required by law to be kept confidential. EMBARK will provide prompt accessibility to its records but may establish reasonable procedures to protect the integrity of its records and to prevent excessive disruption to its essential transit functions.

EMBARK > At-A-Glance

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


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.

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.



Downtown Parking > About Us

EMBARK Parking manages five parking garages, five surface lots, and on-street metered parking.

Spokies > About Us

Spokies aims to provide riders with a healthy, affordable, eco-friendly transit option in Oklahoma City.



Oklahoma River Cruises > About Us

In April 2008, Oklahoma River Cruises launched ferry transit service along a seven-mile stretch of the Oklahoma River with the Devon Discovery. Shortly thereafter, the Devon Explorer and Devon Pioneer joined the fleet, offering additional ferry service, specialty cruises and private charters.



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


Award, Employee

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



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.

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.

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

Nov 05, 2021

EMBARK > EMBARK Reveals Branding for Upcoming Bus Rapid Transit System

The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority Board of Trustees recently approved “RAPID” as the name for EMBARK’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.

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.

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.


Grant, Award, River

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.

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.

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.

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 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 22, 2012

EMBARK > New Parking Meters Will Change the Way You Pay

With the addition of more than 600 on-street parking spots resulting from downtown street renovations, the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority and Project 180 decided to retire the old coin meter for a more advanced “pay station” in the newly streetscaped area.

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