What people in Tulsa are saying about Aero Bus Rapid Transit Route 700?
If you drive, commute or just tired of walking then the Aero Bus Rapid Transit Route N/S 700 through the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority (MTTA) is the way to travel!
This gem of a ferry is pleasantly easy to access. Its’ route stops along the Peoria corridor and runs every 15-30 minutes. The trips are fast, short and surprisingly comfortable. The bus has heat and air conditioning and for an ALL DAY RIDE PASS it costs $3.75. Because of Coronavirus protocols there is no overcrowding or squeezing in someone next to you. The buses are new so the ride through pot holes is not bumpy or head-jarring. I had my winter gear on and easily secured my space without feeling rushed.
PACE TULSA NETWORK from Monday-Wednesday March 23-26, 2021, polled around 25-30 Rapid Transit Riders about their feelings on how the new route was going. Here’s what we asked them… ”
Do you like the timing and direction of the rapid route? 100% of those polled said “Yes.”
These respondents all agreed that the new re-design of the route stops and also the speed of the route and the new buses is what made them excited about the new Aero Rapid Bus Transit system.
The next question was about the length of the ride.
Do you feel the shorter distance in-between route transfers is better or worse?
93% of those responding agreed that the shorter route times before transfer was more comfortable and made them feel better about paying $1.75 fare one-way with transfer.
A couple of middle-aged women did mention that because they work downtown, that the fact that they had to transfer in between two different buses to get downtown was a change that they had to get used to. to them it was easier to ride one bus from where they lived all the way to downtown instead of making two transfers after rapid transit.
The last question was about trip planning and technology accessibility for modern traveling.
Do you like the Route-Text bus mapping or Mobile app ETA implementations available to bus passengers?
74% of those responding agreed than when functional the technology is very helpful. Although, during Covid-19 and Saturday route adjustments the technology has not been accessible or functional. Some of the bus riders felt discouraged by those inoperable systems commenting they are getting an error message “Tulsa Transit Not An Available Bus Stop” when the NEXT BUS bus stop system is accessed. Overall passengers remain hopeful that when Coronavirus protocols end everything will get back to normal.
The PACE TULSA AGS SURVEY PARTICIPANTS during this poll were down to earth everyday people wanting things in Tulsa, OK to be better. In addition, to the survey questions they were very knowledgeable about transportation efforts and programs being offered by Tulsa Transit.
700 bus Route Schedule and Stops
The 700 Brt Aero -has 28 stops departing from Peoria & 54th St N to 81st South bound and ending in 81st & Lewis Walmart.
What is the 700 Bus Schedule?
700 bus route hours: 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
When does the route start and stop?
Sunday 7:15 AM – 7:15 PM
Monday 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Tuesday 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Wednesday 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Thursday 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Friday 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Saturday 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Moovit is the transit app. Moovit gives Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority suggested routes, real-time bus tracker, live directions, line route maps in Tulsa, and helps to find the closest 700 bus stops near you. You can also download an offline PDF map and bus schedule for the 700 bus to take on your trip.
In December 2022, MTTA will be discussing plans for a New RTE 66 AERO BRT. The Route 66 AERO Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will be Tulsa’s second BRT route providing fast and frequent bus service with enhanced vehicles, stations, and rider amenities.
Attend one of the virtual, on-demand, or in-person meetings to review the routing and station locations and to discuss how the AERO branding could be applied to the Route 66 corridor, and take the branding survey (2-3 minutes to complete).
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