In 1991, Cherokee Strip Transit (CST), originally know as Garber Elderly Transportation Systems (GETS) began meeting the basic transportation needs of elderly clients in eastern Garfield County. With the great demand for public transportation, CST has seen many changes and expansion of services due to signing a contract with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in 1995, and with the merger with NODA in March 1999.
The main office is still located in Garber with satellite offices in Perry, Tonkawa, Watonga, Cherokee, Blackwell, Medford, and Kingfisher. CST vehicles provide transportation for shopping, medical needs, and schooling in the counties served.
ADA accessible vehicles are located at each service area locations providing public transportation to meet the needs of those with disabilities.
Notifying the public of rights under Title VI CHEROKEE STRIP TRANSIT
Cherokee Strip Transit operates its programs and services with no regard to race, color, national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Cherokee Strip Transit.
For more information on the Cherokee Strip Transit civil rights program and the procedures to file a complaint, contact (580) 863-2279. The TDD number is (800) 722-0353 or email [email protected] You may also visit our administrative office located at 2901 N. Van Buren, Enid, Oklahoma 73703.
A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, ATTN: Tile VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590.
NODA, doing business as Cherokee Strip Transit, attempts to use Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Vendors when available.