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OKLAHOMA CITY – If you plan on taking the bus to run some errands, your route may be changing.

Oklahoma City’s public transportation system is launching a new name and system-wide changes on Monday.

EMBARK, formerly METRO Transit, will roll out system-wide enhancements that include new routes and bus stop times.

Changes include increased frequency of bus routes, reduced passenger wait time, reduced passenger travel time and routes that better match demand.

On most routes, buses will arrive every 30 minutes.

System improvements also include two high frequency 15 minute corridors.

The first is from downtown to the Health Sciences Center and the second is from downtown to NW 23rd and Pennsylvania where connections to the 23rd street crosstown route, the busiest route in the system, can be made.

EMBARK will have ambassadors available onboard buses at various times throughout the week to assist riders as well as additional customer service personnel at the Transit Center.

During the first week’s transition to the new routes, the bus system is offering free rides for passengers using regular bus service.

Information about routes and bus stop times is available on the website HERE.

Later this spring the website will include a more user-friendly journey planner to help riders plan their trips in advance.