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OKG Newsletter


Topic: streetcar

About a route

OKC residents are invited to voice opinions at a Monday public meeting on proposed routes for the MAPS 3 streetcar.


News

Tim Farley
MAPS 3 streetcar public meeting
6 p.m. Monday
Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library,
Fourth floor
300 Park Ave.
okc.gov/MAPS3
297-4561

 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Moving along

Mayor says controversial streetcar project will happen: “The citizens have tasked us with building it, not talking about it.”


News

Tim Farley
Advocates of the MAPS 3 modern streetcar system will take a “huge step” forward if the Oklahoma City Council approves a recommended route next week.
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Streetcar route passes City Council vote after contentious debate


News

Tim Farley
After a contentious meeting, a divided Oklahoma City Council approved a recommended framework of the MAPS 3 streetcar route. Five voted for and three against.
 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Railing cry

A contentious debate erupts around the approval of downtown’s new streetcar system.


News

Tim Farley
Plans for the MAPS 3 streetcar project will now move forward after a close 5-3 vote and approval, but scars from the Sept. 24 Oklahoma City Council meeting remain.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Counterpoint: Streetcar budget defies reality


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.
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Point: Streetcar route a beginning


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.
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Take a ride

Oklahoma City looks to return to its transit-rich past.


News

Ben Felder
The history of public transportation in Oklahoma City shows a thriving system of buses and streetcars and an era to which today’s city leaders have talked about returning.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Streetcar route could impact street parking


News

Ben Felder
Fitting a streetcar system into downtown Oklahoma City was never intended to be a seamless process, city officials said this week.
 
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Metro briefs

The Oklahoma Legislature overrides Gov. Fallin’s controversial veto of proposed third-grade student advancement.


News

Ben Felder
Gov. Mary Fallin didn’t hesitate when asked if she thought Oklahomans agreed with her veto.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
 
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