Mayor G.T. Bynum announced today at a news conference that Tulsa Transit will begin Sunday Bus Service on Sunday, July 2. The addition of Sunday Service for Tulsa Transit customers has been made possible through the Vision Tulsa sales tax, approved in April 2016.
“This is the first time in the 49-year history of the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority that we are offering service on Sundays,” said Mayor G.T. Bynum. “Tulsa residents who would like to ride the bus to places of worship, recreation and for other activities will have that option. Thank you to Tulsa voters for approving the Vision Tulsa sales tax that makes this possible.”
District 4 City Councilor Blake Ewing and Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority Board Chair Marquay Baul also spoke at the news conference.
“For years Tulsa Transit bus passengers have asked for public transportation on Sundays,” said Tulsa Transit Board Chair Marquay Baul. “For those of us who have cars it is almost impossible for us to imagine what it would be like to have no ability to leave our homes on Sunday without depending on someone else. Sunday transit service truly will be life changing for our customers.”
Using smaller buses, Tulsa Transit Sunday daytime routes will be the same routes that operate during the evening Monday through Saturday. Sunday Service fares will be the same as for any other day. Hours of operation will be from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 7 p.m. The Call Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Sunday Service will be a fixed-route deviation service. Buses will run on regular routes, but will deviate up to ¾-mile off the route to pick up or drop off passengers who schedule a deviation in advance.
About Vision Tulsa
Vision Tulsa, an $884 million sales tax renewal package approved by voters in 2016, will make substantial investments in economic development, education, public safety, streets and transportation needs citywide. With citizen priorities providing the driving force behind the creation of Vision Tulsa, transformative projects and enhancements will set the stage for a bright future for Tulsa.