Fixed Guideway Study and Systems
Central Oklahoma Fixed Guideway Study and FGS Technologies
The Fixed Guideway Study presents the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area and the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA – METRO Transit) a unique opportunity to identify potential transportation solutions that improve connections among Oklahoma City's growth centers, enhance economic development opportunities, improve mobility, expand transportation options, and improve air quality.
This project is a continuation of the previous long-range transportation planning efforts and serves as the next step in the Project Implementation Process defined by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Examples of the previous plans include the COTPA Long Range Plan, 2025 OCARTS Plan Report, City of Edmond Comprehensive Plan, Norman 2020 Comprehensive Plan, Oklahoma City Plan 2000 – 2020, Oklahoma Fixed Guideway Transportation System Study, Oklahoma City Northeast Rail Feasibility Study, and Fixed Guideway Mass Transit Feasibility Study.
Several studies were taking place concurrently to the Fixed Guideway Study that included the Norman Transit Needs Assessment, the Edmond Transportation Plan, the Oklahoma City City Financial Report (CFR), and the OCARTS 2030 plan. Figure 1.1 shows the study area for the Fixed Guideway Study. As such, communities such as El Reno, Shawnee, and Purcell are just beyond the geographic scope of the study.
Organization and Downloads of Report
The study report is organized in a sequential order according to the progressive development of the Fixed Guideway Transit Study over the period from June 2004 to December 2005. Click the highlighted links below to open a PDF of each file. Some of the files are extremely large and may require a long download. Please see the file size in the chapter descriptions below. If you would like a CD of the entire report, please contact Jerry Church, ACOG, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Executive Summary provides and overall synopsis of the study. (6.5 mb)
- Chapter 1 provides an introduction and overview of the study purpose, approach, and background information. (478 kb)
- Chapter 2 documents the public participation and community involvement in the development of the Fixed Guideway Study. (298 kb)
- Chapter 3 identifies and delineates the major travel corridors within the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. (16 mb)
- Chapter 4 outlines the characteristics of alternative modes of fixed guideway service, including bus rapid transit, light rail, commuter rail and other technologies. (433 kb)
- Chapter 5 describes the evaluation of alternative technologies for each travel corridor. (40 mb)
- Chapter 6 integrates the preferred alternatives into an overall system plan for the study area. (41.4 mb)
- Chapter 7 provides the implementation strategy and recommendations for the next steps to develop fixed guideway transit service for the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. (133 mb)
Appendices to the report include a glossary of transit terminology, meetings documentation, and ridership forecasts documentation.
Project Study Leadership
The Fixed Guideway Study benefited enormously from the guidance, direction, and overall leadership provided by the following entities shown in Tables 1.1 – 1.5. The consultant team expresses their deep appreciation to each of these groups and individuals for their wisdom, experience, and leadership throughout the project.
- Fixed Guideway Study Steering Committee
- City of Oklahoma City
- Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA)
- Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG)
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