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).
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.
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 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.
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
Awards recognize human trafficking intervention, agency marketing campaign, bus operations, and more
Public invited to try transit and ride bus and streetcar free on Saturday, April 22
Winning Ad Explored Agency’s Employee-Driven Transformation Plan
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).
EMBARK officials recently released findings from the 2021 Transit Rider Survey for its fixed-route bus and OKC Streetcar services.
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.
The New RAPID Fleet Includes Nine CNG Vehicles, Construction Starts Next Month
The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority Board of Trustees recently approved “RAPID” as the name for EMBARK’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.
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.
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.
EMBARK has been awarded a grant to add a new Oklahoma River Cruise landing at the First Americans Museum.
100 New ADA Accessible Bus Shelters Have Been Installed Since Last July.
Low Emission Vehicle Program Funds New Electric Bus for Oklahoma City
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.
New shelter represents EMBARK’s commitment to quality facilities and service enhancements.
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.
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.
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.