Tulsa Transit Makes an Appeal for $14.6 Million in Vision 2025 Sales Tax Funding

Sep 4, 2015

In several ways, obviously, Tulsa -- especially downtown Tulsa -- looks and feels much different than it did ten or fifteen years ago. Or even five years ago. Developments, improvements, enhancements, and refurbishments are occuring on many fronts. But what about the mass transit system that serves this community? On today's ST, another discussion in our series of interviews with organizations aiming to acquire funding through the Vision 2025 sales tax extension. Tulsa Transit is requesting $14.6 million in this regard, which would pay for capital improvemnets as well as operating expenses. (You can view the proposal that was made to the Tulsa City Council by Tulsa Transit at this link.) Our two guests spell out the details of this proposal, which includes (to name just a few goals) improving weekday bus frequency on all routes, funding operations for the north/south Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service on Peoria, paying for an east/west BRT on 11th Street that would connect with the Peoria BRT, and improving evening and weekend service. We are joined on StudioTulsa by Bill Cartwright, the General Manager at Tulsa Transit, and James Wagner, the Principal Transportation Planner at INCOG.