OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials with the Oklahoma Transit Association and several transit partners will unveil the Rolling Oklahoma Classroom (ROC Bus) during an interactive event on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Oklahoma City in the Scissortail Park parking lot located at 700 S. Robinson Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73109 (Southeast corner of S.W. 6th St. and Robinson Ave.).
The Rolling Oklahoma Classroom is a one-of-a-kind project supported by a Federal Transit Administration grant. The bus is designed to enhance awareness of public transit options in rural, tribal and urban communities. It will also provide hands-on safety and security training for transit workers and address human trafficking awareness and prevention across the state.
The Rolling Oklahoma Classroom will be available to every community, tribal nation, and public event in Oklahoma by request and at no cost. The bus will also be available to all 37 transit agencies across the state to provide the hands-on transit woker training. Organizations interested in requesting a ROC Bus visit should contact the OTA at [email protected].
The project is made possible through strong public and private partnerships that includes a $350,475 grant from the Federal Transit Administration, as well as matching funds from state organizations and private business. EMBARK has committed to servicing the vehicle throughout the first 30 months of the program, and several other stakeholders, including Tulsa Transit, Grand Gateway EDA, the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma Transit Association, and several private companies have made significant in-kind and monetary donations for the project.