About Edmond's Citylink Service CAP, Citywide Access Paratransit
CAP is a free curb-to-curb service that will enable disabled and senior residents to be picked up by Citylink and comfortably driven to appointments within the city-limits of Edmond and within 3/4 mile of a fixed route, excluding the 100X, which is a commuter route from Edmond to downtown Oklahoma City, in a wheelchair accessible bus or van. CAP is intended to provide services in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). The CAP service operates Monday through Saturday. Customers should call at least 24 hours prior to pick up to ensure availability. To request an application for CAP, call Citylink at (405) 509-6370.
In 2014, the City of Edmond, through a competitive process, chose RATP Dev/McDonald Transit to operate Citylink. McDonald Transit merged with RATP Dev in late 2014. RAPT DEV is a French owned company and they offer management, planning, and operation services for bus, rail, and paratransit systems. Their reputation for exceptional customer service and safety, as well as expertise in developing effective and efficient services, are just a few of the reasons RATP Dev/McDonald Transit was chosen to operate Citylink.
The Citylink buses are rolling! All ten are equipped with bike racks and wheelchair tie-downs. The two Expresslink buses seat 30 passengers and are fueled with clean diesel. The eight local route and paratransit buses can carry 19 passengers and are currently fueled with gasoline. The two min-vans are used for the paratransit service and is equipped with wheelchair tie-downs.
Benefits of Public Transportation
Public transportation is one of the safest modes of travel in the United States. In fact, riding a transit bus is 91 times safer than car travel!
According to the American Automobile Association, the estimated cost of driving a single-occupant vehicle is between $4,826 and $9,685, depending on the size of the car and mileage. The annual average cost for public transportation for one adult ranges from $200 to $2,000 depending on mileage, time of day, type of vehicle, or service.
Improves Air Quality
Public transportation helps promote cleaner air by reducing automobile use, which can exacerbate smog and public health problems. For each mile traveled, fewer pollutants are emitted by transit vehicles than by a single-passenger automobile.
Reduces Energy Consumption
Public transportation can significantly reduce dependency on gasoline by reducing auto fuel consumption by 1.5 billion gallons annually. For example, a person who commutes 30 miles each way daily could save an estimated 944 gallons of gasoline every year by switching from using a car to using public transportation.