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The proposed ordinance would allow residents to raise chickens on their property and set guidelines for square footage of captivity.

Residents who want to raise chickens would be required to submit an application with the city, and their immediate neighbors would be notified and given the chance to object.

Bus system ready to Embark on new chapter
Starting April 28, METRO Transit, the department that oversees the city’s bus system, parking and ferry service, will change its name to Embark.

The name change is part of a new marketing strategy, along with changes to enhance local bus service.

“The changes we are making to the public transportation system in Oklahoma City are really transformational, and the new identity illustrates the journey we, as a community, are undertaking together,” said Jason Ferbrache, director of public transportation and parking.

Months of planning and meeting with riders have led the transit agency to reconfigure some bus routes and increase ride frequency.

Starting April 28, most routes will have wait times of no longer than 30 minutes. Some bus routes will also be realigned based on new rider demand, he said. Changes to the transit system will continue to roll out over the next several months, including equipping each bus with Wi-Fi, new signage at bus stops and a new website that will allow riders to track the exact location of a bus.

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