Oklahoma City Solicits Public Input on New BRT Lines

City officials presented preliminary plans for new bus routes aimed at connecting neighborhoods previously underserved by transit.

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July 18, 2023, 8:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

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Oklahoma City residents had a chance to voice their input on new bus rapid transit (BRT) lines the city is planning, reports Jessie Christopher Smith in The Oklahoman. “Managers and advisers with the city’s MAPS 4 project asked people living in the historic southside Capitol Hill community for their thoughts on the planned ‘alignments’ set to run through the southwest area, although project consultants said the feedback would help them determine exactly what streets the route should encompass.”

Daisy Muñoz, project manager for the Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City, says the plan will bring improved transit access to historically under-resourced parts of the heavily auto-centric city. “Putting this public funding toward BRT is just one component of trying to create the infrastructure for a more complete, integrated transportation system,” Muñoz said.

“Engineers plan to connect the proposed routes for the northeast and the south corridors through the city's downtown Santa Fe Transit Hub, which already provides access to current bus routes and the streetcar.”

Monday, July 17, 2023 in The Oklahoman

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