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OKLAHOMA CITY – The metro’s public transportation system is making some changes.

On April 28, METRO Transit will be known as EMBARK.

According to reports, along with the name change, METRO Transit will launch system-wide service enhancements including new schedules and route alignments.

“The changes we are making to the public transportation system in Oklahoma City are really transformational, and the new identity illustrates the journey we as a community are undertaking together,” said Jason Ferbrache, director of public transportation and parking.

The system-wide route changes focus on increasing the frequency of the bus routes, reducing passenger wait and travel time, as well as realigning routes for optimal connectivity and to better match demand.

The improvements will include technology updates that will provide real-time information of the buses, Wi-Fi on board all buses, and the start of installing more than 31 new ADA accessible bus shelters.

With the new transition, buses will arrive every 30 minutes on most routes.

To view the new bus schedules, visit the downtown Transit Center or visit EMBARK‘s new website, which will launch later this week.