Commentary Nancy K. Anderson
Now that the 4.5-mile downtown route for the MAPS 3 streetcar — Phase 1 —
has been decided, the challenge will be to get it completed at a cost
anywhere near the amount budgeted. The experience in other cities
indicates it will cost far more to build — and to keep it running — than
we’ve been told.
Commentary Jeff Bezdek
It has been more than 66 years since Oklahoma City had meaningful
intracity rail transit. In 2009, voters took a huge leap toward our
transit future by endorsing a $130 million-dollar downtown rail-based
modern streetcar system and intermodal hub as part of MAPS 3.