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Consultant hired for proposed regional transit authority

Monday, September 11, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments has contracted with a player in developing Salt Lake City, Utah’s mass transit system to plan out the geopolitical structure of a new regional transit authority.

Transit group: Passenger rail is the ticket

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Although the Legislature is struggling to balance the state budget, mass transit rail service funding cannot afford to be cut, said tribal, city and regional officials at an interim study conference Wednesday.OKLAHOMA CITY – Although the Legislature is struggling to balance the state budget, mass transit rail service funding cannot afford to be cut, said tribal, city and regional officials at an interim study conference Wednesday.

Opinion: OKC election slate merits voters' approval Sept. 12

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

OKLAHOMA City voters will vote next Tuesday on an extension of the MAPS sales tax, a 10-year bond package, and a new quarter-penny sales tax intended to bolster the police and fire departments. The Oklahoman encourages “yes” votes across the board.

O’Connor: Say yes to better streets, safer city

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

On Sept. 12, Oklahoma City voters will be asked to make a reinvestment in our city through three critical bond and sales tax initiatives. The initiatives focus on improving the quality of our streets and investing in public safety.

Opinion: Safer city, better streets on the ballot

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

You can't miss Oklahoma City's progress during the past three decades. Children can't remember living in a city without NBA MVP winners, a thriving Bricktown, spectacular libraries, an eclectic food scene, the Devon Tower and Olympians training on the Oklahoma River. But as hard as Oklahoma City has tried, street quality hasn't kept up with the rest of our success. It's been our residents' top concern on our annual survey.

OKC police staffing is near crisis, union leader says

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A police union leader told leaders of Oklahoma City's business community on Monday that police ranks have failed to keep up with population growth, putting public safety in jeopardy.

Air traffic privatization would add $100B to deficit, says new analysis

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

President Trump’s proposal to privatize air traffic control would add nearly $100 billion to the federal deficit over the next 10 years, according to a new analysis.

Aerospace reaches new heights in Oklahoma

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A study released Monday by the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission estimates the industries now are the second-largest sector of Oklahoma's economy, generating an annual economic impact of about $43.8 billion.