March 3, 2022
EMBARK is seeking input from the public on the proposed OKC Moves service changes, which include modifications to Oklahoma City bus routes planned to go into effect this fall if approved by the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA) Board. There are several opportunities for the public to offer feedback, including community meetings, online at embarkok.com/okcmoves, or by calling 405.235.7433 or *711.
The proposed service changes are based on recommendations from the OKC Moves Bus Study, which was conducted by nationally-recognized transit firm Nelson\Nygaard and accepted by the COTPA Board in March 2022.
“Later this year, EMBARK will launch the region’s first bus rapid transit line - RAPID NW - connecting the Northwest Expressway corridor with Downtown Oklahoma City and the greater EMBARK transit network,” said Assistant City Manager and EMBARK Administrator Jason Ferbrache. “At the same time, we’re adjusting our EMBARK bus service to fully integrate transit services to maximize our customer’s reach while improving the on-time performance and frequency of bus service, and even extending bus routes into some new areas.”
Major changes planned by EMBARK include:
A full summary and detailed information on the proposed OKC Moves service changes will be available beginning March 6 at www.embarkok.com/okcmoves.
A series of public outreach activities are planned for the spring and summer, including pop-up outreach events throughout the city, as well as five formal community meetings and a public hearing as required by the Federal Transit Administration. All community meetings and the public hearing will be at venues accessible by public transit.
In-Person Community Meetings
Changes to EMBARK Norman bus service are also expected to launch in Fall 2023 as part of the GoNorman Transit plan adopted by the City of Norman in December 2022.
EMBARK is the business unit of the Central Oklahoma Transportation & Parking Authority (COTPA) – a public trust administered by the City of Oklahoma City.
EMBARK's vision is to be world-class transportation that is accessible to all, and all want to access it. EMBARK's mission is to be a self-sustaining transportation network that removes barriers of location and socioeconomic status, while elevating the status and use of public transportation so all of central Oklahoma can safely and quickly reach their destination.