Oklahomans who are stuck in the middle of traffic on the interstate have a new option to get around, as Oklahoma has announced plans to launch its first pilot program.
The state’s transportation department says the pilot will run from Friday, March 3, through Monday, March 6.
The program will include two buses, one that will transport people who have been in accidents and need to move, and one that would allow people to move without any problem.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin says the new program will be used in an effort to reduce the number of traffic fatalities in the state.
“I think it’s a very good thing to have an option in this scenario, but I think there are a lot of things we should be doing,” Fallin said.
According to the Tulsa World, the new bus service will be operated by the Tulsa Police Department.
It’s unclear whether the program will operate in other states.
The Tulsa police department has been piloting a similar program in other cities for the past two years, but it’s not clear whether the new system will work in other areas.
In a statement, Tulsa Mayor Tom Battle said the program is a “major step” toward improving traffic safety.
“The program is being piloted at a time when Oklahoma has a number of deadly traffic crashes,” Battle said.
“We need to work to ensure that it is effective in other communities, including communities with large populations of people traveling through the state.”
The Tulsa City Council is expected to vote on the pilot program next week.