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Tulsa reveals Aero Bus Rapid Transit

Posted at 6:51 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 19:51:30-04

New buses are helping reinvent transit in Tulsa.

The city revealed their first Bus Rapid Transit which will help people get to their destination faster.

It's the first of 11 buses of its kind to head to the routes.

"I think it'll open up a lot of economic opportunities for people in north Tulsa, south Tulsa and across the community," said Tulsa Transit General Manager Ted Rieck.

It includes state of the art technology and amenities like bike racks, energy efficient windows, and eventually on-board information displays.

The buses also have wheelchair access.

"Even on the side you're standing on a wheelchair can get in on that side," said Tulsa Transit Board member Emeka Nnaka. "I got in here with ease."

They plan to offer free fares when the Aero BRT service first launches later this fall.

The project was paid for with Vision Tulsa and improve our Tulsa dollars.

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