MAPS3 http://kgou.org en MAPS Turns 20 http://kgou.org/post/maps-turns-20 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This month marks the </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the passage of the original </span><a href="http://www.okc.gov/maps/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS)</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> program.</span></p><p>By voting for a temporary one-cent sales tax, the citizens of Oklahoma City enabled the city to collect nearly $310 million dollars to help fund nine "quality of life" projects in downtown Oklahoma City.</p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 01:07:34 +0000 Jim Johnson 18670 at http://kgou.org MAPS Turns 20 Oklahoma City Council Approves MAPS 3 Streetcar Route http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-city-council-approves-maps-3-streetcar-route <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kgou/files/201309/Recommended_Route_Framework_Zeta_with_Design_Options_Interactive.pdf">approved a route</a> for the first phase of a streetcar line as part of the </span><a href="http://www.okc.gov/maps3/" style="line-height: 1.5;">MAPS 3</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> series of projects.</span></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:51:00 +0000 KGOU Staff 14124 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma City Council Approves MAPS 3 Streetcar Route 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