The Pryor Times

November 26, 2013

Website encourages public transportation use in Okla.


PRYOR, OK — Pryor Times



OKLAHOMA CITY — The governor’s Oklahoma United We Ride Council recently launched a new public transit information website at www.unitedweride.ok.gov. The site allows citizens to search for public transit systems by county, and serves as a useful resource for Oklahomans.

“For some, lack of reliable transportation is a major barrier to finding and keeping work, getting to medical appointments, applying for and receiving social services, getting to school, and participating in their communities,” said United We Ride Chair, Charla Sloan. “We hope this website will get the right information to the right people and provide those individuals with an opportunity to stay involved and contribute to their communities.”

The new website offers Oklahomans, particularly those who are transportation disadvantaged - individuals who, for any number of reasons, do not drive and must rely on friends, family, or other transportation modes to get them from place to place – an online portal with links that redirect users to transit system information and resources about public transportation services in a specific Oklahoma county.

The governor’s Oklahoma United We Ride Council website results from a partnership between the Office of Management and Enterprise Services and OK.gov. More information about the new site can be found at www.myride.ok.gov.

By Executive Order of Gov. Brad Henry, the Governor’s Oklahoma United We Ride Council was created in 2006. It now continues by a 2011 Executive Order of Gov. Mary Fallin. The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services is the lead agency coordinating Council activities.



The Council’s vision is to “Create an Oklahoma transportation system that supports/meets the needs of all Oklahoma citizens including older adults, people with disabilities and low income individuals.”