A primary obstacle to effective public transportation is the lack of effective central distribution of transportation service information. This is according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's (ODOT) Oklahoma Locally Coordinated Public Transit/Human Service Transportation Plan (The Plan), 2012.
"At the state level, the most notable obstacle for public transportation has been in establishing more awareness of the available information and resources for the general public and transportation providers." (ODOT Strategy: Section 6 of The Plan)
MyRide was created to serve as the information clearinghouse of public transportation information and resources.
The Governor's Oklahoma United We Ride Council has committed to bringing about awareness of public transportation resources through marketing and outreach .
In collaboration with the Oklahoma Association of Regional Councils, the Governor's Oklahoma United We Ride Council (Council) hosted half-day informational events --one in each of the 11 regions of the state served by the Regional Councils of Government (COGs).
Presenters included representatives from urban, small-urban, rural, and tribal transit providers. Also presenting information on their programs were Area Agencies on Aging and Heartline 2-1-1.
These events occurred in 11 towns beginning March 25th and ended May 29, 2014, and were held in Burns Flat, Woodward, Big Cabin, Oklahoma City, Tishomingo, Wilburton, Tulsa, Shawnee, Muskogee, Lawton, and Enid.
Participation was good (152 in attendance) and the information exchange was great!
Preliminary analysis of surveys, comments, and website data is complete. Click this link to view: 2014 Report to Governor Mary Fallin which includes a summary and evaluation of On The Road With MyRide events.
Please watch this site for announcements about 2015 upcoming On the Road with MyRide events.
Thank you for your interest and participation!