The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is a multi-modal transportation agency whose mission "is to provide a safe, economical and effective transportation network for the people, commerce and communities of Oklahoma." ODOT is the Governor's designee for the administration of state and federal public transportation financial assistance programs for areas under 50,000 population. ODOT’s Transit Programs Division is responsible for the management of these state and federal programs. ODOT is not an operator of public transportation services, but through its administration of these programs, financial and technical assistance is provided to Oklahoma's public transportation providers.
Public transportation is a critical element of Oklahoma’s transportation network. For the elderly and for those with disabilities, it is sometimes their only available means of mobility. Public transportation does so much to improve the quality of life for many Oklahomans. In Oklahoma, support for public transportation services comes as federal and state grants. Funding is also received by these transportation providers through the daily collection of fares as well as through contracting for services with local businesses, educational institutes, civic groups and other government organizations