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Bus route changes proposed to help Oklahoma City homeless

November 22, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Public transit officials in Oklahoma City are considering a plan to rework some bus routes to help poor and homeless people better get to services they need.

The Oklahoman reports the board for EMBARK, the city’s transit service, may reroute two buses. One would provide stops at a Homeless Alliance campus in northwest Oklahoma City, and another would include stops near a mental health facility, a jail diversion program and a school for homeless children.

George Dortch tells the newspaper he has been homeless for about seven months and that one of the routes would shorten his walk, which can be difficult because he has rheumatoid arthritis.

New routes are part of an ongoing conversation about how Oklahoma City’s transit system can better serve people who don’t have cars.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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