Del City ★ Edmond ★ Midwest City ★ Moore ★ Norman Oklahoma City

The citizens of Central Oklahoma will journey one step closer to regional transit when six local mayors gather next week to sign an historic agreement. The ceremony will memorialize the creation of the Central Oklahoma Regional Task Force which will develop a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) for the region.

★ Details ★

3 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Santa Fe Station
100 South E.K. Gaylord Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Santa Fe Station is designated the regional transit hub.

★ Mayors ★

The Honorable Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City
The Honorable Cindy Rosenthal, Mayor of Norman, Oklahoma
The Honorable Charles Lamb, Mayor of Edmond, Oklahoma
The Honorable Glenn Lewis, Mayor of Moore, Oklahoma
The Honorable Jay Dee Collins, Mayor of Midwest City, Oklahoma
The Honorable Brian Linley, Sr., Mayor of Del City, Oklahoma

The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) coordinates activities of the task force. According to the organization’s Executive Director, John G. Johnson, numerous community stakeholders have been working on the project for more than a decade.

“The RTA Task Force is a continuation of the Regional Transit Dialogue process that brought together elected officials and key representatives from throughout the region,” Johnson said. “A regional transit system is vital for Central Oklahoma and we look forward to this next step in the process.”

★ Brief Highlights of Regional Transit ★

More transit options to help citizens access jobs, educational opportunities,
medical and social services and retail centers across city lines

Spurs economic development

Bolsters quality “placemaking”

Mitigates traffic congestion and air quality issues

Supports neighborhoods

Enhances quality of life

 

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