OkFacesOfTransit.com showcases the vast need for public transit across the state of Oklahoma.
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Public transit is a fundamental part of the overall transportation system in Oklahoma, critical to those in both urban and rural areas. It connects people to jobs, healthcare, education, shopping, recreation, and services. For people who cannot drive, public transit provides critical mobility and access. For others, public transit provides options: it may be more reliable, more efficient, safer, or more affordable than driving alone.
Children are our future, and JAMM is taking them there.
Wheelchair bound, Janet Queen works at Hope’s Chest in Hugo.
Public transit provides Alex Spencer the chance to pursue opportunities he would other not have.
Air Force Veteran Roger Bartlett shares his need for Pubic Transit to get to the doctor.
United States Marine Corps veteran, Richard Lloyd, speaks about his experience with Veteran's Ride Connect and his need for transit.
Diane Lance works for the Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency. She’s also a daily passenger on the COTS’ transit services.
As the route supervisor for Red River Transportation, Gilbert Nuncio knows that the public transit system is contributing to the quality of life for the passengers.
Joe Russell lives in Tipton, a small community in southwest Oklahoma, more than 100 miles from his medical specialists in Oklahoma City.
When her husband lost his sight, Mary Massad became the primary driver in her household.
As a driver for COTS, Vicky Wilson likes her job because she gets to see the happy people who she picks up and takes to wherever they need to go.
Carrow Gilmore needs public transit to get to dialysis three times a week. Thankfully, she’s able to get to her appointments thanks to Little Dixie Transit.
Edmond Dowling has nearly 50 years of experience as a professional driver.
Amy Brown is the office specialist for CART. She’s also a regular passenger on CART’s vans and fixed route buses.
As a driver for LATS, Pamela Broadway enjoys her job of getting people to where they need and want to go.
Kathy Jones is retired from retail and now babysits to help make ends meet.
Frances Pierce is a driver for Little Dixie Transit and she understands that her role is more than just getting people from point A to point B.
Anna Earley lives with neuropathy in her feet that seriously limits her mobility and doesn’t allow her to drive.
Valerie Robinson spent 10 years as a driver for Little Dixie Transit before transitioning to her current role as dispatcher.
In charge of scheduling for Little Dixie Transit, Sylvia Watkins’ daily job is to make sure the right information gets to the correct people so it all runs smoothly.
Herman Adams has worked as a Little Dixie Transit driver for more than 25 years.
Relying on Little Dixie Transit helps Glenda Yancey maintain her lifestyle, including making sure she’s able to get to Idabel to get her hair cut.
Living with a disability, Barbara Hill uses Little Dixie Transit to go grocery shopping and to pay her bills.
A retired teacher, Michael Adams doesn’t own a vehicle so Little Dixie Transit his only means of transportation.
Little Dixie Transit gets Diana Butler to places she wouldn’t otherwise be able to visit.
Taiya is concerned that Oklahoma is behind on funding for public transit and that services are being cut.
As the mayor of Guthrie, Steven Gentling understands the importance of public transit not only for citizens but also for the tourists that flock to the historic community.
Sgt. Anthony Gibbs recognizes that public transit is absolutely vital to Guthrie, the community he serves.
Public transit means independence for Della Mae Hathorn, who is 100, almost 101.