OKLAHOMA CITY – EMBARK invites the public to a community meeting and open house on Tuesday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. to learn about a concept transit plan for the NW Corridor.
Jason Ferbrache, Administrator for EMBARK said, “The community’s interest and enthusiasm for this effort is very encouraging. We will host a second meeting in hope of broadening the audience and to provide others with the opportunity to participate in this important dialogue.” The same information from the August 13 meeting will be presented.
The Oklahoma City Planning Department, Oklahoma City County Health Department, the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments and EMBARK will present on the concept plan which identifies the potential for multimodal transportation in the NW Corridor. In this plan, the NW Corridor is defined as the area that runs along North Classen Boulevard and Northwest Expressway. The goal of the concept plan is to focus on increasing mobility and healthcare access through multimodal public transportation options.
The corridor is the longest and most intensely developed urban corridor in the city, containing about 120,000 jobs, 75,000 residents and three hospitals. Studies have recommended the NW Corridor for bus rapid transit (BRT), a high-amenity transportation system that mimics a light rail system. While the concept plan will examine how BRT service could be integrated in the area, it will also evaluate potential multimodal improvements in the area such as bicycle and pedestrian connections and signalized pedestrian and cycling crossings; as well as explores ways to benefit motorists.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 29 at the Tower Hotel, located at 3233 Northwest Expressway and is accessible via EMBARK Route 007 (stop 3322). The public is invited to attend the open house to view the maps of the NW Corridor from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. and participate in a discussion from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Concept plan materials can be viewed online at www.embarkok.com. For more information, contact Larry Hopper, EMBARK’s planning manager at 405-297-3935 or by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please notify EMBARK if you require communication assistance at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting by calling (405) 297-2484.
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 www.embarkok.com or call (405) 235-RIDE (7433) for personal assistance from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. To learn more about carpooling or to be matched with someone in your area, visit www.getaroundok.com.
Media Contact: Michael Scroggins | 405.297.2107 | email