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OKG Newsletter


Topic: transportation

On the wrong track?


Letters to the Editor

Edwin Kessler
The “Spur of the moment” article in the Nov. 2 Gazette contains an important misleading statement, though concerns expressed in the article for preservation of a rail spur now scheduled for transfer from the state Department of Transportation to Union Pacific are well-justified.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Alternate route

After a recent denial for a federal grant, officials look to other subsidies for the city’s intermodal transit hub.


News

Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City officials are looking for other ways to fund improvements to the city’s planned intermodal transit hub after failing to win a federal grant.
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

For the modest


CFN

Gazette staff
The recently implemented Transportation Security Administration installations are now up and running at Will Rogers World Airport.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Walk the walk


CFN

Gazette staff
Although Oklahoma City has stepped up its game in, well, just about everything, we’ve yet to literally take more steps.
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Street heat

OKC leaders are undecided about where to put a Bricktown entrance on a planned boulevard downtown.


News

Clifton Adcock
The picture of the boulevard that will replace the former Interstate 40 crosstown route has become a little clearer in recent weeks, as the state Department of Transportation made public presentations on the project.
 
Friday, June 1, 2012

Room for improvement

Built for the sensibilities of 1960s consumers, the I-240 corridor is due for a makeover.


News

Mark Beutler
A few months ago, Oklahoma City officials began a study of the area surrounding Interstate 240. The study included a 4 1/2-mile stretch from Crossroads Mall on the east, to near Will Rogers World Airport on the west. Calling it “a candid look at the most important retail corridor in south Oklahoma City,” the “Envision 240” is an in-depth report about how the area can be improved.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Street fight

Opposition to initial plans for the downtown boulevard call a bridge counterproductive.


News

Clifton Adcock
Controversy is dogging a future downtown boulevard as the Oklahoma City Council prepares to receive an update on the project Tuesday.
 
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Counterpoint: Roads funding is critical


Commentary

Neal McCaleb
In 2005, when Oklahoma’s highways and bridges were literally crumbling, Oklahomans spoke loudly by soundly defeating State Question 723, a proposal which would have raised the fuel tax to 22 cents per gallon. The lesson learned was that in order to provide safe and cost-effective highways and bridges, the decades-long practice of systematically diverting transportation-generated revenues to other areas of government had to end, and infrastructure had to become a core priority.
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Point: Slow down on ODOT funding


Commentary

David Blatt
The past four years have put severe constraints on the state budget. Many state agencies have absorbed funding cuts of more than 20 percent, and most have been forced to cut staff while eliminating programs and services.
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
 
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