The bond package includes $20 million for transit projects, including new buses and bus stop improvements.
Many of Oklahoma City’s bus stops don’t have access from sidewalks, ADA ramps, concrete pads, benches or shelters.
EMBARK buses will be replaced as they age, and more buses are needed to expand service with longer operating hours, more frequent service or new routes. Replacement, expansion and upgrades for the bus fleet and maintenance facility are funded in part by bonds.
Investments that expand public transit services can help reduce pollution, ease traffic congestion, and help our city thrive. Expanded public transit enables people to reach work, access health care, and attend school, which makes our community stronger overall.
Making OKC one of the easiest places to walk, roll and bike to transit is essential; and investing in ADA-compliant bus stops that are connected to sidewalks helps ensure a safe and dignified experience for transit users. Investments in EMBARK enables mobility—and self-sufficiency for many residents with a disability, as well as those who can’t afford a private vehicle.
Examples from the 2007 Bond Program
Bonds funded new buses to help improve the fleet’s reliability and efficiency. They also funded improvements to the EMBARK facility on May Avenue.