Streetcar fares in Oklahoma City take effect Saturday

The Associated Press - February 2, 2019 8:45 am

A streetcar sits on its tracks during grand open ceremonies for the Oklahoma City Streetcar system at Leadership Square, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma City’s new streetcar system is adopting a seven-day schedule beginning this month in an effort to improve consistency and reliability of service.
The Oklahoman reports the decision comes as Embark transit prepares to collect a base fare of $1 for a one-hour pass or $3 for a 24-hour pass starting Saturday. A half-off deal will run throughout February for passes bought on the mobile app.
The streetcar debuted in December with plans for regular service Monday through Saturday and limited, event-driven operations on Sundays.
Transit authorities ran the system on Sundays for the first seven weekends at Mayor David Holt’s insistence.
Streetcars will operate 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays through March after a break this weekend to get traffic signal priority equipment functioning.

 

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