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The City of Oklahoma City

“The Eddy” Trolley System is FREE All Summer

(June 18, 2007) - EDMOND - “The Eddy”, Edmond’s local trolley system, is offering FREE rides from June 20, 2007 until August 31, 2007.  Edmond residents and visitors can hop aboard the green trolleybus replicas for a new way to travel to work, school, restaurants, shopping centers and more. The Maroon Line, Gold Line, Green Line and Broncho Bus serve the area between Santa Fe and just east of Bryant from 15th Street to Danforth.

In partnership with the City of Edmond, METRO Transit also provides transit service between Edmond and Oklahoma City via Route 37, the “Edmond Express”.  Passengers can enjoy direct access to the Capitol, OU Medical Complex and the Downtown Oklahoma City area. The Eddy routes connect with the “Edmond Express” at Ayers and University. One-way fare for the “Edmond Express” is $2.25. A 30-day unlimited ride pass may also be purchased for $50.

Edmond residents outside of the service area are encouraged to park their cars at a nearby ‘park and ride’ location or ride their bikes or walk to bus stops and The Eddy trolley stops. Personal trip planning is available by calling 405 235-RIDE (7433).

A grocery-shopping shuttle is also available for older adults living in the Edmond service area. This service provides transportation to and from a designated local grocery store once a week for persons age 60 and older. 

To make travels through the city even more convenient, a total of ten green glassed-in shelters are located along Edmond routes. Passengers are sheltered from Oklahoma weather as they wait for their bus or trolley to arrive.

Gold/Maroon Lines

Monday-Friday 7:00AM-6:00PM (every 30 minutes)

Saturday 10:00AM – 5:00PM (every 1 hour)

Servicing:

-Wal-mart

-Hobby Lobby

-Hope Center

-University of Central Oklahoma

-Downtown Edmond

-Various apartment complexes

Green Line (every 30 minutes)

Monday-Friday

2:10PM – 7:10PM

Saturday

10:00AM – 7:00PM

 

Servicing:


-Downtown Edmond

-University of Central Oklahoma

-UCO Jazz Lab

-Edmond Museum

-UCO Central Plaza

-Edmond Hospital

-Kickingbird Cinema

-Plus various shopping center, apartment complexes and University Housing

 

Broncho Bus

East Trail and West Trail (every 30 minutes)

Monday – Friday

7:00AM – 2:10PM

Servicing:

-University of Central Oklahoma

-UCO Central Plaza

-Edmond Hospital

-Plus various shopping center, apartment complexes and University Housing

Beginning September 1, 2007 the cost is only $0.50-cents to hope aboard “The Eddy”.  Ages 60+, Disabled (valid METRO Transit ID required), Medicare cardholders or children ages 6-17 years are half price. Edmond students and UCO students, faculty and staff ride FREE with a valid ID.

To download route maps or for more information on all our services, please visit www.gometro.org or call 405 235-RIDE. METRO Transit is a division of the Central Oklahoma Transit and Parking Authority (COTPA). COTPA is a public trust responsible for providing downtown parking alternatives as well as safe, efficient, and convenient transportation to the citizens of the Greater Oklahoma City Metropolitan area.

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