Bus Stop Sign installation
Tulsa Transit Begins Installing 1,800 New Bus Route Signs
Temporary Bags with Current Route Info to Cover New Signs Until Sept. 23
Tulsans will begin to see new bus route signs being installed this week as Tulsa Transit prepares for the rollout of its new route system in September.The new route signs are being installed at 1,800 bus stop shelters and poles to identify the new Tulsa Transit routes that will go into effect Sept. 23.
To avoid confusion about old and new route numbers, durable plastic bags printed with the current bus route numbers are temporarily being placed over the new route signs. If a new sign is installed and does not reflect a current route, the plastic bag will say “Out of Service.” These temporary bags will be removed Sept. 23 when the new routes go into effect. Until that time, Tulsa Transit asks riders and residents to leave the bags in place.
Tulsa Transit conducted a study last year to review and improve its local route network. The new bus routes have been designed with rider input to improve riders’ experience and reduce travel time. In addition to developing more efficient routes, Tulsa Transit has instituted a new policy that riders will no longer be able to flag down a bus anywhere on the street. Beginning Sept. 23, riders will only access a bus at the designated bus stops. The policy is designed to help improve passenger safety and keep the buses on time.
Tulsa Transit staff will be providing in-person training about the new routes and connections in the coming months.
For more information about the new Tulsa Transit routes or the new Aero Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service that will launch in late fall of this year, visit www.tulsatransit.org or aerobrt.tulsatransit.org.