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May 27, 2013

Catch CART buses at new stations beginning Tuesday

NORMAN — Cleveland Area Rapid Transit (CART) makes a move on Tuesday to two new transfer stations — the Campus Depot and Brooks Street Transfer Station. The site of the former Transfer Station, the South Oval on the University of Oklahoma campus, has closed to vehicular traffic for construction of a Scholar’s Walk.

The Brooks Street Transfer Station, for city routes and some campus routes, is located along Brooks Street near Jenkins Avenue and the Duck Pond parking lot. Campus Depot, to be utilized primarily by campus routes, is on Asp just west of the OU football stadium. Campus Depot still is under construction, but the nearby Asp Avenue Parking Facility will serve as a temporary turnaround point for the buses.

The Brooks Street Transfer Station has been under construction since January with a circular area for buses and new bus shelters on a sidewalk in the middle of the area. Electronic signage is coming soon to both sites.

“One of the big advantages of the new stations is that CART buses will no longer have to make a left-hand turn onto Lindsey at Asp. Lindsey often is congested, particularly at the start of each semester,” said Doug Myers, director of OU Parking and Transportation Services.

“And as far as city routes go, the Main Street and East Lindsey routes now struggle to maintain on-time schedules. Competing with other traffic making the turn into and out of the South Oval frequently puts them behind schedule. We anticipate avoiding the South Oval will save seven to 10 minutes on each of these routes,” said Cody Ponder, assistant director, OU Transportation Services.

All in all, CART administrators, supervisors and drivers look forward to a more streamlined, timely and hassle-free bus system for passengers.

“We know there will be a learning curve — some transition time for customers. But we hope everyone knows the changes we are making are in the best interests of the citizens of Norman and students, faculty and staff at the university,” Myers said. “We expect a safer, more secure experience for bus riders on campus because buses won’t compete with as much vehicular and pedestrian traffic.”

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