public transit http://kgou.org en OKC Taking Up Streetcar Route Sept. 24 http://kgou.org/post/okc-taking-streetcar-route-sept-24 <p>Members of the Oklahoma City Council are expected to take up the <a href="http://okc.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c067e0500e2a024737cbed896&amp;id=1631e16f1c&amp;e=a8af5d9f81">route</a> of a planned streetcar next month.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A news release from the city says the council will consider a </span><a href="http://okc.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c067e0500e2a024737cbed896&amp;id=b2732cbd3d&amp;e=a8af5d9f81" style="line-height: 1.5;">MAPS 3</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> route framework for the streetcar Sept. 24.</span></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:35:06 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 12165 at http://kgou.org OKC Taking Up Streetcar Route Sept. 24 OKC Boulevard Still Work In Progress http://kgou.org/post/okc-boulevard-still-work-progress <p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/">Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation</a> continues to seek public input on the future development of the <a href="http://www.okc.gov/okcblvd/">Oklahoma City Boulevard</a>. The new street is part of the re-alignment of Interstate 40 near downtown.</p><p>Many residents expressed concern over early versions of the boulevard during a series of public meetings on the proposal, which included a longer elevated portion of the roadway.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:44:11 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 9203 at http://kgou.org OKC Boulevard Still Work In Progress Four Options: OKC Metro Rail Line http://kgou.org/post/four-options-okc-metro-rail-line <p>Consultants working on the route for a proposed modern streetcar system in Oklahoma City presented four routes to the <a href="http://www.okc.gov/maps3/">MAPS3</a> Citizens Advisory Committee.</p><p>All the proposals focus on the central sections of the metro, connecting Bricktown, Midtown and the central business districts, according to a June 26 news release.</p><p>There is no mandate for city council members to approve any of the routes, or a modern streetcar at all. A vote by the council could change that direction.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:26:00 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 8552 at http://kgou.org Four Options: OKC Metro Rail Line If We Have Better Bus Service, Do I Have to Leave My BMW in the Drive? http://kgou.org/post/if-we-have-better-bus-service-do-i-have-leave-my-bmw-drive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The BMW question is one <a href="http://www.humantransit.org">Jarrett Walker</a> received when helping a city determine the most effective form of public transit for its residents, an idea he calls "abundant access."</p><p>Walker's article in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/07/why-we-should-stop-talking-about-bus-stigma/2601/"><em>Atlantic</em></a> dealing with the problem of "bus stigma" contains many of the points he presented to about 500 people at a public transit town hall in Oklahoma City.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:44:45 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 1643 at http://kgou.org If We Have Better Bus Service, Do I Have to Leave My BMW in the Drive? Don't Discriminate Against Bus Riders: OKC Transit Town Hall http://kgou.org/post/dont-discriminate-against-bus-riders-okc-transit-town-hall <p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:40:40 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 1268 at http://kgou.org Don't Discriminate Against Bus Riders: OKC Transit Town Hall