Oklahoma looks at public transit

From Voices of Oklahoma:

Oklahoma is one of the most car-dependent states in the U.S. In times of prosperity fueled by a booming oil and gas industry, we built highways, bought cars, and neglected mass transit. Last year, Tulsa and Oklahoma City were ranked dead last in public transit use out of the 50 largest American cities.

Now a combination of rising gas prices, environmental concerns, and the financial crisis are causing Oklahomans to give public transportation another look. But while many in Norman and Oklahoma City are working to improve transit, other plans by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation threaten to destroy some of our most valuable rail infrastructure.

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