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May 3, 2020, 5am PDT
More evidence of the essential benefits of public transit, but this time the source of the evidence is found in rural communities all over the United States, like Hugo, Oklahoma.
Motherboard
April 27, 2020, 12pm PDT
As some governors open nonessential businesses, subjecting workers and customers to potential viral infection, others move beyond social distancing to the next steps, boxing in the coronavirus with testing, contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine.
The Washington Post
April 13, 2020, 7am PDT
Many counties throughout the nation have recorded no deaths from COVID-19. A perception exists that population density is responsible for the massive death toll in New York and New Jersey and that exurban and rural counties may be spared.
The New York Times
December 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Light rail, bus rapid transit, subway cell service, and more.
WAMU
November 23, 2019, 11am PST
Restrictions in North Tulsa are part of a backlash against the dollar stores flooding communities that are food deserts in need of real grocery stores.
The New York Times
November 6, 2019, 9am PST
A surge of oil from four countries—Norway, Guyana, Canada and Brazil—will more than compensate for slowing growth of U.S. oil production. The new sources might cause oil prices to dip to $50 a barrel and slow the transition to electric vehicles.
The New York Times
September 3, 2019, 10am PDT
The Trump administration's rollback on August 29 of an Obama-era regulation to reduce methane emissions in the production and distribution of oil and natural gas did not sit well with large oil and gas companies who see value in reducing emissions.
The New York Times
August 5, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority (Tulsa Transit) is launching a redesigned bus system this September. Tulsa Transit is offering free rides to boost the new service.
Public Radio Tulsa
February 26, 2019, 11am PST
Officials in six Oklahoma cities are hoping to add public transit connections throughout the region.
Oklahoma's News 4
January 16, 2019, 6am PST
Effects of the partial shutdown of the federal government differ between state highway departments and local transit agencies. Some effects aren't yet apparent, but could be soon.
Governing
December 25, 2018, 5am PST
Money would be used to begin work on a bus service that would connect downtown Oklahoma City with the northwest Side.
OKNews
September 26, 2018, 12pm PDT
The 66.5 acres of the huge Gathering Place is only the first phase of a planned 100 acres.
City Lab
August 11, 2018, 9am PDT
A new park in Tulsa, Oklahoma designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh could transform the city
The New York Times
June 21, 2018, 8am PDT
Oklahoma will now be able to regulate coal ash disposal without answering to federal regulators.
Governing
December 20, 2017, 1pm PST
Plans for an Oklahoma City Boulevard have used bike lanes in all their design and promotional materials, but now that the job has been awarded to a contractor, the lanes have disappeared.
The Oklahoman
December 7, 2017, 7am PST
Gallup and the city of Tulsa have partnered on the new Gallup-Tulsa CitiVoice Index.
Smart Cities Drive
November 9, 2017, 7am PST
An oil town in a red state proves we don't have to talk about climate change to adapt to it.
Governing
November 1, 2017, 11am PDT
California legislators have it easy compared to their counterparts in Oklahoma and Arkansas who seek to increase revenue through tax increases. A bill to hike gasoline and cigarette taxes and revise alcohol taxes faces a high hurdle.
KFOR-TV
August 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
DeVon Douglass spoke with Laura Bliss about how she plans to help make the city more resilient, especially for those most at risk.
CityLab
June 14, 2017, 9am PDT
Already California, Indiana, Montana, South Carolina (overriding a governor's veto), Tennessee, and Utah* have raised gas taxes this year, while last year was a drought—only New Jersey increased its gas tax.
The Council of State Governments