SAVE THE RIVERSIDE SIDEWALK – PHASE II

Thanks to everyone who supported our efforts to save the proposed Riverside Drive sidewalk that will eventually connect downtown Tulsa to The Gathering Place.  Fifteen organizations, dozens of high profile public figures including four former mayors and hundreds of individuals answered the call.  To voice their concerns, nearly three hundred energized Tulsans including a convincing…

SMART GROWTH TRANSPORTATION

The relationship between housing and transportation is key to creating smart growth neighborhoods because the goal is to reduce families overall housing and transportation costs. Statistics indicate the average American family spends more than 50% of their household budget on housing and transportation combined. Smart growth strategies can help families reduce these combined costs. Smart…

MAKING THE CASE FOR THE SOONER SUB

Historical Background information The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is poised to sell state-owned railroad tracks linking Sapulpa and Oklahoma City. According to many, if not most observers, a sale would likely deliver a lethal blow to prospects for restoring passenger rail between Oklahoma’s two largest cities. The state acquired the 97.5 mile Sooner Sub line…

DEFINING MOMENT FOR TRANSPORTATION

Increased transportation funding is desperately needed.  In the next few months, Tulsa’s elected officials face challenging funding decisions which will have a vital and profound impact on the future of transit in Tulsa. The more telling outcome of these decisions will determine the Mayor’s and the Council’s commitment to implementing the vision and goals of…

OUR TRANSPORTATION FUTURE – Part IV

Let’s make great places in our community and then connect them. Tulsa’s transit system funding and services fall well below the levels of many of our competitors. It is symptomatic of the urban sprawl and auto centric mindset which has prevailed in our community since the 1950’s. While our bus service has seen its better…