TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Transit has launched its new bus routes on Monday and will be offering free fares until Sunday, September 29 to allow riders to get adjusted to the changes.
The biggest change is getting rid of its flag stop system. This means riders won't be able to flag down a bus driver anywhere on the street. They will have to wait at a designated bus stop to be picked up and dropped off.
A spokesperson said this is meant to do two things: make it safer and allow buses to run on time.
Bus frequency is also changing running every 30 or 60 minutes.
Tulsa Transit conducted a study last year to review and improve the old bus route system to make it more efficient for riders. They gained the community's input before launching the changes.
Since the start of September, the team has held training sessions to educate the public about the new bus schedules and routes.
This is the first time in 15 years of its redesign.
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