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New Central Library Now Served by Public Transit

on November 14, 2019

The City of Norman is pleased to offer a service enhancement to route 121 – the Alameda/East Norman route – to incorporate a stop at the new Central Library starting this week.

The new library stop, located at 103 W. Acres St., provides the first of many opportunities the City will have to improve transportation options to better serve the needs of residents and visitors. The route will continue to operate the same service hours.

Since the City took over Norman's bus system in August, leaders have been working with its partners at EMBARK to adjust and improve the system to respond to the needs of the community. By redirecting an existing route, EMBARK was able to adjust operations without affecting current bus stops. The change will have no additional cost to the City’s operating expenses.

“This ability to work with our partners at EMBARK to proactively improve existing routes is one of the things I am most excited for in the City’s ownership of our newly acquired bus system,” Mayor Breea Clark said. “Norman residents have the ability to continue investing in that system on Tuesday by supporting a measure that will fully fund our current bus service and allow for continued improvements. Cities around the nation are investing in public transit with similar measures, and I hope Norman will do the same.”  

On Tuesday, November 12, residents will have the opportunity to vote on a one-eighth percent sales tax measure to fully fund Norman's public transit system without raising current tax rates. Learn more at NormanPublicTransitTax.com.

All EMBARK Norman services are free through December 31, 2019. To learn more about routes and services, visit embarkok.com/Norman or call 405-235-7433 (RIDE).