PICK Transportation begins June 14th for Ponca City
Mike Seals - June 2, 2021 9:57 am
PICK Transportation is a mobility on demand, curb to curb service provided within 21 Oklahoma rural community city limits. Service will be available in Ponca City beginning June 14 and operation hours are Monday through Friday, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The cost will be $3.00 for each one-way trip.
The service area is basically within the city limits of Ponca City, including Lake Ponca Beach.
Drivers will be employees of United Community Action Program/Cimarron Transit, and will have the same pre-employment testing requirements, training requirements and rules they must follow. The local Cimarron Transit fleet will be used for this project and the vehicles will be American With Disabilities Act compliant.
This is a 12-month pilot project. Cimarron Transit partnered with RouteMatch, Pelivan Transit, KI BOIS Transit and JAMM Transit to apply for an Innovative Mobility Initiative Grant through United States Department of Transportation with the goal of inclusive, affordable and spontaneous access to public transit for all. This project is supported by Federal Transportation Authority and Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
Cimarron Transit will be utilizing the UBER app. Riders will download the UBER app and select the PICK Transportation. The selections will indicate all available choices and the associated costs. Each ride will be a shared ride, using predictive technology, the app will direct the driver on the route where there will likely be other riders along the route.
There is an integrated payment feature, in which riders will pay for the ride online. If the rider is unbanked, they can purchase an UBER gift card for this purpose. During the pilot period, there is a call center in which the rider can call to schedule the trip, if they are unbanked and do not have a smart phone or internet access.
For Ponca City Information call 918-762-3041 ext. 181