Officials seek feedback on plan to make Oklahoma streets more friendly for cyclists, walkers

BY: - November 6, 2023

State officials are finalizing transportation plans aimed at making communities more friendly to cyclists and pedestrians. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s public comment period on its inaugural Active Transportation Plan ends Nov. 9. The plan will serve as a guiding document for cities and rural communities looking to make infrastructure improvements, including better street lighting, […]

County officials urge lawmakers to increase Oklahoma road, bridge funding

BY: - October 11, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Advocates for county roads and bridges on Tuesday urged state lawmakers to address the rising cost of road repairs and equipment as inflation erodes funding. County commissioners and road experts say ongoing funding limitations that the Legislature imposed in 2015 are impacting the maintenance 83,000 county roads and 14,000 bridges. Funding must […]

Oklahoma’s multi-year railroad crossing safety projects finished

BY: - October 4, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — State officials have completed a multi-million dollar effort to improve railroad crossing safety.  Oklahoma Department of Transportation officials said 204 crossing improvements have been made since the initiative was first unveiled in 2014.  ODOT records show crossing rehabilitation projects were made in nearly 50 counties. Crossings were improved throughout the state, with […]


Opinion: More questions than answers as lawmakers probe new transportation tax

BY: - September 29, 2023

Lawmakers stand at a crossroads as they wrestle with how to fund the state’s future transportation needs. Cars are becoming more fuel efficient, and there’s a federal effort to push more consumers toward electric vehicles.  Despite those shifts, Oklahoma leaders continue to rely heavily on the revenue generated from the state’s 20-cent gas tax to […]

Turnpike Authority’s expansion plans to move forward 

BY: - September 12, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — An oversight council gave the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority the green light Monday to seek millions in bonds for toll road projects despite criticism and an ongoing lawsuit. The Council of Bond Oversight approved the agency’s application for $500 million in bond funds for its $5 billion, 15-year long-range ACCESS turnpike expansion plans. […]