Fixed Guideway Study topic of Public Meetings in February
Posted: Friday, February 04, 2005For over a decade, Oklahoma City Metropolitan residents have debated what the future of transportation in central Oklahoma looks like. With the help of funding from the Central Oklahoma Transportation & Parking Authority (COTPA), residents will have the chance to weigh-in publicly on this topic. This month, public involvement meetings will be held in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area to discuss the objectives of a new transportation study being launched. The forum’s objectives are to gain community feedback and invite comments on the future of transportation in the area. Comments will be recorded and incorporated into the study.
According to COTPA Administration Rick Cain, “The main purpose of this study is to identify future travel corridors which meet the transportation needs of the region’s employment, housing and activity centers; then evaluate technology options such as Bus Rapid Transit, Light Rail Transit, High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes, Modern Streetcar Transit, and other potential transportation solutions.”
Carter & Burgess, Inc., a nationally renowned transportation firm with an office in Oklahoma City, is the lead consultant conducting the study. Joining the Carter & Burgess team is a steering committee made up of 30+ community leaders who have volunteered to help lead the effort. The entire study process is being done in accordance with Federal Transit Administration guidelines and will take approximately 12 months.
COTPA is sponsoring a series of public meetings during the week of February 21st in locations all over the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area. Residents are encouraged to attend and participate in the dialogue.
For more information on the Fixed Guideway Study or the schedule of public meetings, please contact Sara at (405) 608-0445 or visit the study website at www.okfgs.org.
Monday, Feb. 21 (noon to 1:30 p.m.)
Oklahoma City Downtown Library
300 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City
Monday, Feb. 21 (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Belle Isle Library
5501 N. Villa Avenue, Oklahoma City
Tuesday, Feb. 22 (noon to 1:30 p.m.)
225 N. Webster Avenue, Norman
Tuesday, Feb. 22 (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Southern Oaks Library
6900 S. Walker, Oklahoma City
Wed., Feb. 23 (noon to 1:30 p.m.)
Ralph Ellison Library
2000 N.E. 23rd Street, Oklahoma City
Wed., Feb. 23 (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Edmond Library, Room B
10 S. Boulevard, Edmond
Thurs., Feb. 24 (noon to 1:30 p.m.)
Midwest City Library
8143 E. Reno Avenue, Midwest City