Archive for the transportation Category

Growth in Norman: Ending Urban Sprawl and Developing High Density Living

With the recent passage of the $43 million transportation bond package in Norman – a proposal that I personally supported – the topic of urban sprawl has been thrust into the spotlight for community discussion. Over the decades since World War II, most cities in the United States have encouraged and even mandated growth that […]

Supporting the Porter Corridor Plan

This evening, the Norman City Council will vote on the Porter Avenue Corridor Plan. The Norman Sustainability Network steering committee is endorsing this plan because it will put Norman on the path to improved walkability, encourage local, community-centered businesses, and provide better access to alternative transportation. The status quo in the Porter corridor is not […]

Norman to ‘get linked’ with new bus route

From The Norman Transcript: Northwest Norman will have another option for transportation starting Monday. Cleveland Area Rapid Transit will launch its first new community transportation route in more than 16 years when it debuts the West Norman Link. [...] The West Norman Link will service Embassy Suites, as well as the Norman Regional HealthPlex, University […]

ACOG hosting transit plan open house

Central Oklahoma residents interested in transportation issues are invited to an open house meeting. When: Tuesday, October 6, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Where: Oklahoma City Community Foundation, 1000 N. Broadway. The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) is hosting the event to encourage public comments that will help kickoff the development of Encompass […]

Sad Day

Statement from OnTrac: It was reported to us yesterday that construction crews have commenced work on removing the old passenger platforms at Union Station as part of the final phase of the new Crosstown Expressway.  Clearly, this marks the beginning of the demolition and excavation work that will eliminate Union Station’s railyard. We are deeply […]