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OKG Newsletter

Topic: transportation

A years-old winning design for a bus stop will jump from sketch to street


Rod Lott
Five years ago, Metro Transit riders waiting for the bus may have been bombarded with questions from a fellow bench sitter. The inquiries weren't the ramblings of a madman, although it might have seemed that way to those being quizzed.
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Street fight

City leaders hope a recommended design for a downtown boulevard will quell opponents who favor other options.


Clifton Adcock
A firm hired to consider engineering options for a section of the future downtown boulevard is recommending that an overpass will solve possible traffic issues, despite protests by some who favor other alternatives.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bumpy road

Opposition mounts against a plan to elevate a section of the future downtown boulevard.


Clifton Adcock
An Oklahoma City group is challenging a consultant-backed option for the future downtown boulevard. The Friends for a Better Boulevard group contends the proposal to elevate a planned roadway over Western Avenue would cut off a nearby area from the rest of downtown.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sierra Club kudos


Gazette staff
It’s that time again. The yearly rankings are coming at you right and left. Best movies, best albums, best “Call Me Maybe” YouTube clip featuring dancing corgis.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Looking for options

City leaders emphasize that a proposed streetcar route is far from final, despite the preference of a MAPS 3 subcommittee.


Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council is looking to consider alternatives to a proposed MAPS 3 streetcar route, despite its 2011 acceptance of a route recommendation from the MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar Subcommittee and the Citizens Advisory Board.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Streetcar vs. bus

A city councilman pushes back on the anticipated MAPS 3 streetcar amid concerns it will hurt the bus system.


Tim Farley
The anticipated return of streetcars to downtown Oklahoma City has sparked excitement and anticipation among many city leaders, but Ed Shadid isn’t one of them.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Not-so-easy rider

With a weak public transit system, city officials consider controversial changes to get it back on track.


Tim Farley
Improving public transportation in Oklahoma City isn’t going to be easy. In fact, it might create the kind of controversy no one wants.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Street smarts

City officials educate the public on plans and next steps for the MAPS 3 streetcar.


Tim Farley
Almost everything Oklahoma City residents wanted to know about streetcars but were afraid to ask was covered during a May 9 public forum at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

On the road again

Supporters of a ‘grid’ option for the planned downtown boulevard are hopeful after a recent public meeting.


Tim Farley
Continuing debate over the alignment of the planned downtown boulevard is down to four options, all of which are under review by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The department and city officials discussed the proposals at a June 18 public meeting at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center, where about 100 people attended.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mystery train

Officials in Oklahoma and Kansas are hopeful about eventual passenger-rail service between OKC and Wichita, Kan., but a host of factors must come together.


Jerry Bohnen
Proponents of a proposed extension of Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer between Oklahoma City and Wichita, Kan., say they are optimistic — somewhat — about the project’s future.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013