NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & COMMUNITY MEETINGS
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA TRANSPORTATON AND PARKING AUTHORITY
SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON PROPOSED FARE AND SERVICE CHANGES
The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA) hereby provides notice of a Public Hearing and five Community Meetings in order to receive comments on proposed bus service modifications and fare changes planned for implementation July 29, 2018. Proposed changes include:
Qualification for reduced fare benefits, based on age, will increase to age 65 from age 60. The age requirement only applies to new applications dated July 29, 2018 or later. Customers already carrying an EMBARK Reduced Fare Benefit card will continue to receive the benefit.
Eliminate the issuance of fare change cards from fare boxes from fixed-route buses.
Establish all existing fixed-route bus passes as universal passes. Universal passes grant its holder access to both fixed-route bus and streetcar services.
Establish an Universal Annual Pass for $600.00.
Establish a downtown circulator fare schedule for Route 050 and Streetcar only services as:
Single Trip Fare * $1.00 per boarding
Day Pass* $3.00
Monthly Pass* $32.00
Annual Pass* $384.00
*Standard Reduced Fare Benefits Apply
Route 050 Service
Add week night service hours to Route 022. Hourly (60 minute) service would be provided from 7 pm to Midnight.
Based on input gathered at the meetings and hearing, the COTPA Board of Trustees will act on these changes in May and implementation would occur on July 29, 2018. All comments (written or oral) received during these events will be considered when evaluating the proposals. The full schedule is listed below.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 – 12 p.m.
Almonte Library – 2914 SW 59 St, Oklahoma City, OK 73119
Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 9:30 a.m.
Downtown Transit Center – 420 NW 5 St., OKC, OK 73102
Monday, March 12, 2018 – 12 p.m.
Ralph Ellison Library – 2000 NE 23 St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Routes 002 and 022
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – 5:30 p.m.
Capitol Hill Library – 327 SW 27 St, Oklahoma City, OK 73109
Routes 013 and 040
Monday, March 19, 2018 – 5:30 p.m.
Warr Acres Library – 5901 NW 63 St, Warr Acres, OK 73132
Friday, April 6, 2018 – 9 a.m.
City Hall – 200 N Walker Oklahoma City, OK 73102
The same content will be presented at all meetings.
Process for Receiving Comments
The COTPA Board of Trustees encourages public comments at community meetings, on the date of the public hearing or in writing beforehand. Those desiring to speak at the Public Hearing should contact EMBARK 405-297-1331 to register. Advance registration will be accepted until 4 p.m. on the day prior to the hearing. Those who have not pre-registered may sign up immediately before the hearing begins and will be scheduled to speak after those who have pre-registered. In addition, written comments received any time before the hearing is adjourned will become a part of the official hearing record. Written comments may be submitted on the date of the hearing, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed in advance to:
Attn: 2018 Fare & Service Changes
2000 S May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Individuals submitting written comments must include their name, address, email, and phone number.
Notice for the Hearing and Visually Impaired
If you wish to attend the public hearing and need sign language interpretation, please notify EMBARK at least 72 hours in advance by calling *711. Ask the operator to call 405-235-7433.
For Additional Information
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