Tulsa Transit passenger ridership is growing! For the last several years public transit demand in Tulsa has been rising steadily. In October 2013 Tulsa Transit posted its largest single-month ridership number in twelve years. This milestone is especially significant since Tulsa Transit’s service level in 2001 was 20% larger than it is today.
The October 2013 ridership number was 299,035 passenger trips and it puts Tulsa Transit on a pace to exceed three million passenger trips this fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.
Tulsa Transit also received funding for two capital projects in November’s Improve Our Tulsa initiative. $15 million will finance the capital needs of a Bus Rapid Transit line on the Peoria corridor and $14.75 million will fund the purchase of new buses to replace retired vehicles. These combined projects represent the largest single capital investment in Tulsa Transit’s history.