August 18, 2020
Since March, EMBARK has implemented several measures to encourage safety and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in its service area. We all must work together to limit the spread of COVID-19. EMBARK continues to uphold the safety of our passengers and employees as one of our highest values. That is why 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.
OKC Service Area
Fares will be enforced and required to ride on all buses in Oklahoma City, including Route 024, Paratransit, and OKC Streetcar. While cash will be accepted again on buses, customers are encouraged to purchase fares in advance using Token Transit, our mobile fare app, or at the Transit Center. Always have a mask on and fare ready before boarding.
Front-door boarding is reinstated on 1600 and 1700 series to allow for fare payment.
NORMAN Service Area
Rear-door boarding is required on all buses in Norman.
EMBARK Norman continues to operate fare-free.
General Service Updates
EMBARK requires masks for all operators and customers and social distancing while riding buses, streetcars, or ferry.
Limited capacity numbers remain for OKC & Norman buses and OKC Streetcars and include the below limits:
Operator shield installations are underway on all OKC & Norman Fixed Route EMBARK buses. While this will limit operator and customer interactions, customers are expected to have masks on when boarding, have fares ready before boarding to limit time at the farebox, and plan extra time in their trip for possible delays.