Tag Archives: Transportation

All aboard

“Oh my gosh. It was like someone told me I won the lottery,” Abraham says. “It was unbelievable.” The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant has long been on the city’s wish list. The city received the grant for $13.6 million. And for Abraham, the city’s community and government affairs

Nonstop air service to Orlando set to begin in November

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company focuses on offering low-cost options for leisure travelers and packages that include flights — through its Allegiant Air subsidiary — hotel rooms, rental cars and tickets to attractions. The flight will be available Thursdays and Sundays between Will Rogers World Airport and Orlando-Sanford International Airport. “We are pleased to be

Boulevard of compromise

The final decision on the design of the $80 million, 10.5-block boulevard ultimately lies with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. As officials have solidified plans over the last year, citizens, property owners and members of city council have spoken out against the alternative recommended by Stantec, the consulting firm hired

Smooth sailing

As part of the 2000 bond issue, the city created three corridors. The 2007 bond issue called for additional corridors, but with funds saved using wireless technology, the money will pay to upgrade every stoplight and intersection in the city. Public Works Director Eric Wenger says the Intelligent Transportation System is an ongoing project to

Alternatives for proposed boulevard meet opposition

With hundreds in attendance, a public meeting Dec. 3 at the Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center featured officials from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, city public works and representatives from Stantec. The city hired Stantec in September to carry out an evaluation of possible solutions to the complicated traffic issues the Boulevard will face near Western,

OnCue marks three millionth gallon of CNG sold in Oklahoma

Gary Ridley, ODOT director, and Mike Patterson, ODOT deputy director Photo by Shannon Cornman The state of Oklahoma helped provide business to those stations and other CNG fill-up points as the state fleet will be converted to CNG vehicles. Gary Ridley, director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, recently purchased 200 CNG vehicles for ODOT

Book it

The projects are funded largely by use taxes and a general obligation bond, and are included in the OCPD’s proposed capital improvement plan for FY 2013-2017. That period will include $86.6 million in expenditures. Despite money dedicated to help officers do their jobs better, Citty says more manpower is his main need going forward. The

City, state officials discuss boulevard plans

“I hope we’ve done a good job of communicating with the public, but I fear that maybe we haven’t,” said ODOT Deputy Director Gary Evans. “I want to apologize on behalf of the department if we have not done a good job of communicating.” Several hundred people turned out to the Coca-Cola events center in

Hotel completes multi-million dollar renovation

“The new décor combined with our amenities and world-class service is the perfect environment for business travelers, as well as leisure visitors to our city,” said Eugene Seyler, general manager. “In fact, during the recent NBA finals, fans of both the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat could agree on at least one thing: