Eleven non-profits and government agencies get grants from the Apache Corporation to convert vehicles to compressed natural gas. It’s part of Apache’s neighborhood giving program. One recipient is the Tulsa Dream Center. Director Wendall Hope says the conversion is not something they could afford on their own.
Another non-profit getting the grant is the Oklahoma Baptist Home for Children. Spokesman Neal Wooldridge says he knows it will save money.
CNG is selling for less than two dollars for an equivalent gallon of unleaded gasoline which is above three dollars right now.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Cleanup has finished on 10 Black Hawk helicopters that were accidently bathed in fire suppression foam at an Oklahoma National Guard base.
Col. Max Moss says a Simplex Grinnell company representative triggered the fire suppression system Tuesday at the Tulsa base during a routine maintenance check. He says the system was installed a few months ago.
Photos and videos released by the National Guard show the UH-60 model helicopters slathered in the substance. The foam reached helicopters both inside and outside of the hangar.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has announced a $100 million initiative to improve railroad crossing safety across the state.
Transportation officials announced the initiative along with Gov. Mary Fallin. The program will improve more than 300 rail crossings across Oklahoma and allows for upgraded safety warning features at the crossings.
Fallin said at the news conference that that initiative will help save lives by improving crossing safety.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The urban design studio at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa has named a community advisory group to assist a student-directed study of historic Route 66.
The studio is a graduate-level degree program attracting students from architecture, urban planning and related fields. Past student projects have included a study for Southwest Boulevard, the Northland Plan and Midtown Tulsa Redux.
Tulsa Chief Prosecutor Steve Kunzweiler will become Tulsa County's next District Attorney. He will replace mentor Tim Harris in Janaury.
Kunzweiler bested State Representative Fred Jordan by 12-percentage points in yesterday's run-off election. Since no Democrat filed for the office, the winner of yesterday's GOP run-off claims the seat.
"Imagine. Design. Fabricate." Such is the tag line for the Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa. Fab Lab Tulsa, as it's commonly called, is -- per its website -- a nonprofit "entity that provides community access to advanced manufacturing and digital fabrication tools for learning skills, developing inventions, creating businesses, and producing personalized products. Fab Lab Tulsa is one of over 150 MIT-chartered Fab Labs in more than 40 countries and the first in the southeastern region of the United States.