Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Public Transit Matters: Anthony Francisco

Learn from a rider in Norman, Oklahoma about how transit affects his community — and enjoy one of the testimonials recorded as part of the 2019 campaign for a public transit sales tax. Meet Anthony Francisco, Finance Director for the City of Norman. He relies on the Sooner Express and Embark bus, riding it each weekday. He highlights how the service supports one-car families and those without any other way to travel. He also discusses how public transit can enhance community cohesion by bringing people of various social backgrounds and abilities into shared spaces. Residents like Anthony saw the promise of supporting transit and voters approved the sales tax in November 2019.

To learn more about the Norman, Oklahoma Public Transit Tax, visit the City’s Transit Planning and Assets webpage — look for “Transit Funding.”