Rolling Oklahoma Classroom (ROC Bus)

Rolling Oklahoma Classroom takes hands-on transit safety and security training into rural, urban and tribal communities across the state.

The Rolling Oklahoma Classroom is a one-of-a-kind project supported by a Federal Transit Administration grant. The bus is designed to enhance awareness of public transit options in rural, tribal and urban communities.  It will also provide hands-on safety and security training for transit workers and address human trafficking awareness and prevention across the state. It is available to every community, tribal nation, and public event in Oklahoma by request and at no cost. Organizations interested in requesting a ROC Bus visit should contact the OTA at oktransit@oktransit.org.   

The project is made possible through strong public and private partnerships that includes a $350,475 grant from the Federal Transit Administration, as well as matching funds from state organizations and private business. EMBARK has committed to servicing the vehicle throughout the first 30 months of the program, and several other stakeholders, including Tulsa Transit, Grand Gateway EDA, the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma Transit Association, and several private companies have made significant in-kind and monetary donations for the project.

Federal Transit Administration Region 6 Deputy Administrator Don Koski, Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation and Oklahoma Department of Transportation Executive Director Tim Gatz, State Rep. Daniel Pae (R-Lawton), Oklahoma Transit Association President and Lawton Area Transit System General Manager Ryan Landers, OTA Past President and EMBARK Assistant Director of Operations Jesse Rush and OTA Executive Director Andrea Ball pose for a photo during the unveiling of the Rolling Oklahoma Classroom.

Download the press release here:

ROC Bus in the News

KOCO News 5: https://www.koco.com/article/oklahoma-bus-human-trafficking-rolling-classroom/41849785?fbclid=IwAR14JMG6J3kXmAFo88i9R1s_GXinE-6-X-hX787KHAL_EhOEViYsZRuIrww

OKC Fox 25: https://okcfox.com/news/local/oklahoma-transit-association-debuts-mobile-classroom-focused-on-safety-bus-communities-victor-park-travel-passengers?fbclid=IwAR1CYiBv3H5BMKOn-Hp012M5DUDdm-By9997A8u29vkxe6tF7SVWBlN1ano

MSN: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/new-training-bus-to-help-end-human-trafficking/ar-AA13DhEa?cvid=ef92099dc2114af0888c1e459d86ec33#image=1