EMBARK Takes Top Honors at 2016 OTA Awards

OKLAHOMA CITY – EMBARK was recently recognized among regional transit systems by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Oklahoma Transit Association (OTA). The awards recognize contributions in building, promoting and advocating for better transit systems.

EMBARK was recognized with three awards:

“The new direction of EMBARK has focused on system improvements; reduced wait times, more frequency and more technology tools to create a better customer experience for our customers,” says Barney Semtner, trustee, Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority.  “These awards are a testament to the focus and vision of the EMBARK leadership – the board commends the management for implementing multiple priorities and goals smoothly and emerging as an example of good stewardship in our region.”

“These awards recognize our steps in creating a transit system that works for everyone. Night service, technology tools and increased bus frequency were highly requested by our customers and recommended by our consultants as key service enhancements,” notes Jason Ferbrache, EMBARK Administrator. “We have a bright future and aren’t done yet .”

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EMBARK is a division of the Central Oklahoma Transportation & Parking Authority. COTPA, a public trust administered by the City of Oklahoma City, is responsible for providing safe, efficient and convenient public transportation to the citizens of the greater Oklahoma City area.

To learn more about EMBARK and view bus schedules and routes, visit or call (405) 235-RIDE (7433) for personal assistance from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more about carpooling or to be matched with someone in your area, visit

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