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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 […]

CART numbers break records with Dump the Pump

From The Norman Transcript: Cleveland Area Rapid Transit transported a record number of passengers Thursday in the public transportation system’s Dump the Pump initiative. CART increased its average daily ridership by 88 percent, transporting 2,333 passengers and eclipsing the 2,239 mark from Dump the Pump 2008, CART spokesperson Kris Glenn said in an e-mail. The […]

Norman residents try out mass transit and are pleased

From The Norman Transcript: Norman residents responded to the newspaper ads and posters around town by riding the bus. “It’s very convenient, and I like that they have the free ride day today, ’cause it introduces more people to the bus routes,” said Floreta Buzzell, who moved to Norman about two weeks ago. She saw […]

Dump the pump! Ride the bus!

Get ready to rock & roll on June 18 as CART is encouraging Norman to get out of their cars to ride the bus for Dump the Pump 2009. The event will include free bus fare all day and a free t-shirt to riders (while supplies last), entertainment on the buses arranged by NSN, as […]

Rail transit threatened in OKC