Oklahoma Voices
8:40 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Don't Discriminate Against Bus Riders: OKC Transit Town Hall

Oklahoma City Council member Ed Shadid says bus benches send the message that public transit is only for the poor and undervalued.
Credit Ed Shadid
Listen to the full meeting - 1 hour, 40 min, 14 sec

The Oklahoma City metro is used to receiving top rankings in a number of areas, including unemployment, business climate and affordable housing, but there are other areas where the community falls short.

One of those is public transit. Of the top 50 cities in the nation, Oklahoma City is dead last in the quality and sustainability of public transportation.

Last week, nearly 500 people gathered at one in a promised series of town hall meetings from the Oklahoma Alliance for Public Transit on the topic.

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