The city of Tulsa today announced that funding has been secured for the expansion of an existing bus route to serve the Cherokee Industrial Park.
The route was established in response to interest from Cherokee Industrial Park employers who are seeking additional workforce.
The bus route will be funded with federal and state grants and customer fare revenue, including $40,000 from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce; $19,500 from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation New Start Grant, $3,000 from federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality grant money and $9,260 in customer fare revenue for a total of $71,760 to support the first year route expansion.
The new service will begin in August. The expansion will include 11 morning trips between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 11 afternoon trips between 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. from North 66th Street to the Cherokee Industrial Park.