“They are trying to create and turn citizens against the environment and environmentalism, which troubles me more than anything,” Bridgwater said.
The new program provides vehicles for carpools or vanpools for a monthly fee and saves users money.
“Connection is the key,” Ward 7 Councilman John Pettis Jr. said.
“No one knows more about the neighborhoods than the citizens,” said Kristy Yager, City of Oklahoma City public information director.
“All these tires are gel-filled. So if you get a flat, it’s kind of like Fix a Flat that is already built into it,” Smith said.
The 2016 City of Oklahoma City Citizen Survey shows OKC residents have consistently worried about driving conditions and travel infrastructure.
An Embark-issued Haul Pass photo ID allows qualified riders unlimited use for a $10 monthly fee.
Embark expands services and enhancements, but progress might be stalled due to budget concerns and cuts.
“There is only one response I get when I tell people I ride the bus, which is, ‘I wish I could ride the bus.’ They always have an excuse.”
This policy currently forces the speed of buses — and potentially the streetcar and future BRT vehicles — to be dictated by automobile movement.