Transit Operations General Information

Bus transit services for the City of Norman are operated by EMBARK Norman and provides access to various destinations in Norman which include shopping, businesses, neighborhoods, recreation, city services, and medical services. More detailed information about the history of the City of Norman operating transit services can be found on our Transit Planning and Assets page, but some highlights can be reviewed below. 

University of Oklahoma Campus Service 

The University of Oklahoma offers campus shuttle services in and around the Norman main campus under the name Campus Area Rapid Transit (CART). Norman City routes include a stop at CART's Brooks St. Transfer Station, which provides a transition point for riders using both systems to reach their destination.

For more information regarding campus service, please visit:

Campus Area Rapid Transit (CART) 

Public Transit Sales Tax

On Tuesday November 12, 2019 Norman voters passed the Public Transit Sales Tax with 70.4% approval. To date, this is the only funding mechanism solely dedicated to transit operations passed in the state of Oklahoma. The City may only spend money raised from the 1/8 percent sales tax on public transportation systems or public transportation system related costs – such as bus repair and refueling facilities, replacement busses, and improved handicapped accessibility at bus stops.

Go Norman Transit Plan

On June 22, 2021 the City of Norman City Council adopted the Go Norman Transit Plan. The Go Norman Transit Plan is a roadmap for optimizing and expanding transit service within the City of Norman, providing detailed and prioritized recommendations for service improvements and expansion. The plan is the outcome of a nearly year-long study that included a comprehensive review of the City of Norman’s existing transit service and numerous community engagement activities.

To view the plan, please visit:

Go Norman Transit Plan

Parking Operations General Information

The City of Norman is responsible for signage, striping, and operation of City owned parking lots and right-of-way or 'on-street' parking. Parking available on private property, such as residential drives, private business parking lots, and the University of Oklahoma Campus, are at the sole discretion of the property owner or their designee. 

Staff for the Transit and Parking Division oversee the operation of metered pay-to-park on-street parking and City owned parking lots. Maintenance and repairs of parking facilities are coordinated with other Public Works staff as needed.

Parking Operations and Planning

The rate for metered parking will always be displayed on the individual meter or pay station. For more information about the regular meter rates, meter and pay station locations, instructional videos, and the various payment methods available visit the Where to Park and How to Pay page.

Information about the various Parking Studies and Parking Management Business Plans, as well as application paperwork for Leased Parking, can be found on the Parking Planning page. 

Parking Violations and Citations

Rules for parking are established through City Ordinances and enforced by Norman PD's Parking Enforcement Officers. Citations for parking violations must be resolved or paid through the Municipal Court. 

For an explanation of the types of violations, please visit:

Municipal Court Violations

To pay your citation online, visit:

Online Citation Payment

University of Oklahoma Campus Parking

The various parking lots and facilities located on University of Oklahoma Campus are operated and enforced at the sole discretion of OU Parking Services. Citations issued by OU Parking Services / OUPD  must be resolved with OU Parking Services directly.

For more information about parking on OU's campus, please visit: 

OU Campus Parking

For more information about parking on OU's campus during University of Oklahoma football home games, please visit:

Football Gameday Campus Parking

Civil Rights Title VI Program

About Our Civil Rights Title VI Program

The City of Norman operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin or any other characteristic protected by law including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The City of Norman also operates its programs and services in compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act and Federal Transit Administration guidelines for the provision of services to individuals with disabilities.

To view the City's Public Transportation Title VI Program, please click here.

To view the City's Public Transportation Title VI Complaint Form and Procedures, please click here.

City Accessibility and Inclusion Statement: It is the policy of the City of Norman that no person or groups of persons shall on the grounds of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, including marriage to a person of the same sex, disability, retaliation, or genetic information, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in employment activities or in all programs, services, or activities administered by the City, its recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors. In the event of any comments, complaints, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, and auxiliary aids and services regarding accessibility or inclusion, please contact the ADA Technician at 405-366-5424, Relay Service: 711. To better serve you, five (5) business days’ advance notice is preferred.

Notifying the Public of Rights under Title VI

The City of Norman operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. If you believe you have been wronged by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI, you may file a written complaint with the City at City of Norman Title VI Officer, ATTN Public Works,  P.O. Box 370, Norman, OK  73070.

• For more information on the City’s Title VI complaints procedure and form, click here

• A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights at the following address:  Office of Civil Rights, Attention:  Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC  20590.  

• If you need information in another language, contact 405-217-7761.

Notificación al Público Sobre los Derechos en Virtud del Título VI

La Ciudad de Norman administra sus programas y servicios sin distinción de raza, color ni nacionalidad conforme al Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles. Si considera que ha sido perjudicado a causa de algún acto discriminatorio ilegal en virtud del Título VI, puede presentar una demanda por escrito ante la Ciudad enviándola a City of Norman Title VI Officer, ATTN Public Works,  P.O. Box 370, Norman, OK  73070.

• Para obtener más información sobre el procedimiento y formulario de quejas del Título VI de la Ciudad, haga clic aquí.

• Un demandante puede presentar una queja directamente ante la Administración Federal de Tránsito presentando una queja ante la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en la siguiente dirección: Office of Civil Rights, Attention:  Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC  20590.  

• Si desea obtener la información en otro idioma, llame al 405-217-7761.

Frequently Asked Questions About Transit

Does it Cost to Ride the Bus?

City of Norman transit service is operating fare-free.

Norman to OKC commuter bus service (Norman Express route 024, formerly the Sooner Express) is operated through EMBARK OKC. A single trip cash fare for this route is $3.00 per adult, and $1.50 for reduced rate riders. Additional information about fares for this, and other OKC services can be found here.

Where Does the Bus Go? Can I View Bus Route Maps On My Phone?

Different buses follow different routes, and Paratransit buses don't follow fixed routes. More complete information on fixed-route and paratransit bus service in Norman can be found on the Transit Bus Operations page.

A phone app dedicated to Norman city bus routes is in development and will be announced once it is released. Until then, riders can use their smart phone to look at real time maps and arrival times for fixed route service using the link below. 

Live Maps and Arrival Times

Can I Bring Food or Drinks on the Bus?

Eating is not allowed while on the bus, but you can bring food and drinks onboard in closed containers (no open-container alcohol allowed). 

For EMBARK's complete Rider Conduct & Exclusion Policy and a summary of your responsibilities as a rider, visit: 

Rules for Riding

What Can I Bring with Me When I Ride the Bus?

We understand that our riders don't always travel empty handed. Because it is important that doors and aisles are not blocked, some larger items have to meet certain criteria in order to maintain the safety of drivers and riders:

  • Luggage/bags/backpacks/packages: No more than 4 grocery size bags. Riders must be able to manage them on their own. Two-wheeled grocery storage carts are also allowed.

  • Strollers: We recommend using a folding "umbrella" style stroller. Large and double-wide strollers are not practical for use on EMBARK. Strollers must be folded on a bus, and must not block the aisle, stairs or doorway.

  • Mobility devices: The power lifts on EMBARK Norman buses can hold wheelchairs and scooters up to 30 inches wide and 48 inches long, weighing up to 800 pounds when occupied.

  • Pets: Your pet dog is welcome on EMBARK vehicles at the discretion of the operator as long as your dog is clean, under the owner's control, not being aggressive, and secured on a leash, chain, or rope; or in carrier designed for animal transport.

For EMBARK's complete Rider Conduct & Exclusion Policy as well as a summary of your responsibilities as a rider, visit: 

Rules for Riding

Do EMBARK Norman Buses have Bike Racks?

All EMBARK Norman buses are equipped with a bike rack on the front that can hold two bicycles. Bicycles are not allowed inside buses unless they can collapse to the size of a standard piece of luggage to ensure that the aisle stays clear.

To find out more about how to use the bike racks on EMBARK Norman buses, visit:

Bike and Ride

Frequently Asked Questions About Parking

What Is the Cost to Park in City-Operated Parking?

Parking rates vary depending on location and time of day, but rates in effect are specified on the parking meter or pay station. Meters are not required to be utilized on Sundays and City observed holidays unless marked otherwise.

For more information about where to find parking meters, what the regular rates are, and the hours of operation for metered parking, please visit:

Where to Park and How to Pay

For more information about Parking Planning in Norman, including the Business Plans for both Campus Corner Area and Downtown Area parking, please visit:

Parking Planning

Are Parking Rates Different on OU Home Game Days?

Yes and No. The Asp Avenue Parking Lot operated by the City of Norman in the Campus Corner area has a special event rate on OU Home Game Days which is a daily rate of $25.

OU Home Game Days DO NOT effect rates for:

  • Available On-Street parking in the Campus Corner Area
  • On-Street parking in the Downtown Area (including the County Courthouse area)
  • The Downtown Gray Street Parking Lot
  • Leased Parking

For more information about where to find City operated parking meters, what the regular rates are, and the hours of operation for metered parking, please visit:

Where to Park and How to Pay

For more information about parking on OU's campus during Sooner Football home games, please visit:

Football Gameday Campus Parking

Do I Need Coins for the Meter or Pay Station?

No. While the individual meters and the pay stations still accept coins, technology has provided a number of other payment options as well. Card payments can be made directly with the individual meters and the pay stations, or can be processed using the Flowbird Parking phone app or by texting the code on the meter or pay station to 727563 for a link to pay online. 

For more information about where to find City operated parking meters, what the regular rates are, and the hours of operation for metered parking, please visit:

Where to Park and How to Pay

Follow the link below to download the Flowbird Parking phone app. 

Download the Flowbird Parking App

How Do I Pay a Parking Ticket?

Rules for parking are established through City Ordinances and enforced by Norman PD's Parking Enforcement Officers. Citations for parking violations must be resolved or paid through the Municipal Court. 

For an explanation of the types of violations, please visit:

Municipal Court Violations

To pay your citation online, visit:

Online Citation Payment

How Do I Report a Problem with a Parking Meter or Pay Station?

If you believe that a meter or pay station is not working properly, please report the issue to Transit and Parking staff by email, phone, or mail as listed below:

City of Norman
Public Works - Transit & Parking
1310 DaVinci Street
Norman, OK 73069

Phone: (405) 307-7219
Email: transit@normanok.gov

 

If you believe a malfunctioning meter is at fault for a parking ticket, you will need to notify Municipal Court in person or by telephone immediately. Please inform the Court of:

  1. The meter number (located on your citation)
  2. Your tag number
  3. The Citation number
  4. Date of violation
  5. Your name & telephone number

Municipal Court can be contacted Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm:


201 W. Gray, Bldg. B
Norman, OK  73069


(405) 366-5325

Transit and Parking Administration

This page highlights information about Transit & Parking Operations (such as maps, hours of operation, and pricing). If you are seeking information about the administration of the Transit and Parking Division of the City's Public Works Department, please follow the link below:

Transit and Parking Administration