Greater Oklahoma City Chamber - Streetcar work begins in Bricktown

Streetcar work begins in Bricktown

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

by William Crum

NewsOK

The future was on Mayor Mick Cornett's mind Tuesday as city leaders, merchants and others formally marked the beginning of two years of downtown streetcar line construction.

Cornett called the MAPS 3 streetcar a big advance for "a generation which raised its hand and said, 'We want to move Oklahoma City forward, faster than it's ever moved before.'"

In remarks to about 200 people in a construction zone on E Sheridan Avenue, Cornett said he'd been reflecting on the demise of Oklahoma City's previous streetcar system in the 1940s.

It was a day when America was moving in a new direction, he said.

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