OKLAHOMA CITY – EMBARK invites the public to a community meeting and open house on Thursday, August 13 at 6 p.m. to learn about a concept transit plan for the NW Corridor.
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.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 13 in Meinders Hall at Oklahoma City University, located at 2601 N. McKinley Ave and is accessible via EMBARK Route 023/23N (stops 3937 or 4006) as well as Route 005 from stop 3781 . The public is invited to attend the open house to view the maps of the NW Corridor from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. and participate in a discussion from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Larry Hopper, EMBARK’s planning manager at 405-297-3935 or by email.
Language interpreters, sign-language interpreters, and assisted-listening devices. Please notify EMBARK of the communication assistance you require 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.
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