EMBARK Blog

Park like a Pro in Downtown OKC

How many times have you had a conversation sort of like this?

Friend: “Let’s go downtown for (name of said event)!” 

You: “Ugh. There’s never any parking down there.”

On the contrary! EMBARK manages a total of 3,821 parking spaces, so there is parking; you just have to know where to look. Read on for your guide to parking in downtown OKC.

Cox Convention…

Moving Students Forward

The sticky heat of summer is fading into the crispness of fall and carefree summer days have been replaced with more studious pursuits. It’s that time: a new school year is here. No matter how much students may (or may not) be dreading hitting the hallways once again, EMBARK has services designed to help Oklahoma City’s students get around the city. 

HAUL…

The Parking Lot: Car won’t start… Now what?

EMBARK parking staff have seen just about everything. Employees have helped customers with flat tires, cracked windshields, dead car batteries, and even the occasional customer who can’t remember where they’ve parked. Let’s say you’re leaving a concert at midnight. You return to your car parked in a downtown garage or an EMBARK surface lot only to find that your vehicle won’t start. What ON EARTH do you do? Did you know EMBARK staff can help?

Chill out on the Oklahoma River this Summer

New this season, Oklahoma River Cruise tickets can be purchased through the Token Transit mobile app, which means you don’t have to stand in the hot sun for one more moment to purchase tickets at the Regatta Park Landing boathouse.

Introducing Spokies Dash!

Next time you’re in downtown Oklahoma City, you may notice visitors and residents zooming by on a new set of wheels. Spokies rolled out a new dockless bicycle program earlier this summer.

Forward Together: EMBARK honored for sustainability efforts

EMBARK was recently honored for its continued investment in the future of central Oklahoma. Together with the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG), EMBARK is addressing problems affecting the area at large, like sustainability, growth of the city’s urban core and development of the MAPS program.

EMBARK Fare Change Policy

EMBARK is seeking feedback on the Fare Change Policy recommendations posted below. Please read and provide feedback by commenting on the post, emailing comments to embarkok@okc.gov or mailing in comments to 2000 S. May Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73108.

Information on the Go: How to Use Text Messages to Get Real Time Arrivals

Want to know when your bus will arrive? We have technology that can tell you just that – it’s our rider tools. Here is how it works. All bus stop sign poles feature a stop ID number and route service sign. Once you know your unique stop ID number; text “EMBARK” followed by the 3-digit route number “###” and “stop ID number” to 41411.

For example, say you were at the stop at N Martin Luther…

GO Bond Vote: Better Streets, Safer City

On September 12, voters will be asked to vote on a $967 million general obligation bond package – which contains a transit proposition totaling just over $20 million. Funds will be used to purchase buses, and make bus stop improvements (sidewalks, shelters) including accessibility and technology.

More about bonds and the ballot propositions at okc.gov/residents/sept-12-bond-and-sales-tax-election



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