Public Transit Forum
Open Invitation Extended –
United Community Action Program, Inc./Cimarron Public Transit will hold virtual community forums February 17 and 18 related to public transportation for Creek, Kay, Osage, Pawnee and Washington counties. Staff requests input from riders, local businesses, municipalities, social service agencies, Tribes, private providers, health facilities, elected officials and the general public to assist in preparing for the future.
The advantage of receiving open communication helps the program to better match service with needs. Cimarron Transit will be planning for a variety of scenarios during these uncertain times, according to Laura Corff, transit director. “Priorities will focus on sustainability, aligning available resources to meet the greatest needs.”
Cimarron Transit recently submitted a letter of intent to Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) to apply for federal assistance for program year 2022, to operate a rural transportation program in the areas of Bartlesville, Bristow, Cleveland, Dewey, Drumright, Kellyville, Mannford, Oilton, Pawhuska, Pawnee, Ponca City, Sapulpa and Skiatook. Annually, Cimarron Transit asks for comments from citizens regarding transportation needs and issues for consideration in updating the agency’s plan. The transportation plan will be incorporated into the annual application for funding under Section 5311 formula grants for Rural Areas, which is due to the Transit Program Division of ODOT in early spring.
Public remarks assist staff with a better understanding of challenges and concerns from the community’s perspective. “Every ride and every rider matters. Open forums provide a place to share ideas and comments to enhance the rider experience, foster the community and create efficiencies in the program to fulfill the mission to provide safe and reliable public transportation in the areas we serve. We are dedicated to maintaining open communication to gain valuable insight as well as strengthen community partnerships,” Corff said.
Video Meetings are scheduled as follows:
- Time: Feb 17, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
- Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99729209244?pwd=TGc0WjJoNVd6ejhKZ3c1T2s4OXFuQT09
- Meeting ID: 997 2920 9244 Passcode: 656332
- One tap mobile 13462487799
- Feb 18, 2021 01:00 PM to 2:00 PM
- Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95748391522?pwd=dXIvYjQvWWZ6Qy96Q3o1NTZXZUhhUT09
- Meeting ID: 957 4839 1522 Passcode: 428745
- One tap mobile 12532158782 Meeting ID: 957 4839 1522
Those unable to attend a meeting can submit responses by email to email@example.com, by fax to 580-718-0981 or by mail to 501 Sixth Street, Pawnee, OK 74058. Please contact Corff at 918-762-3041 Ext. 181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cimarron Transit assures that no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination. Cimarron Transit provides services in a consistent manner without regard to race, color, national origin, limited English proficiency or disability. Equivalent service is provided to all. Cimarron Transit is an equal opportunity employer.
Cimarron Public Transit is a division of United Community Action Program, Inc. of Pawnee. The agency administers the following federal and state programs, Early Head Start, Head Start, rental, Child Care Food Program, CASA, Community Alcoholism Services, Family and Community Services and Cimarron Public Transit System.