Transit Hypocrisy: So That Others May Ride a Train

Transit Hypocrisy: So That Others May Ride a Train

While modes of transportation have changed little in the last century, speeds and efficiency have dramatically improved. Additionally, new, innovative transportation options are on the horizon. Autonomous vehicles and drones are two prominent examples. Yet, planners...
Transit Hypocrisy: So That Others May Ride a Train

Oklahoma City’s Retro-Transit Revival

Misguided state, local, and tribal leaders are pushing hard to lead Oklahoma and the nation into 21st-century transportation. Determined to realize progress, they’ve deployed programs to boost aerospace engineering, planned smart cities, and subsidized the manufacture...
Derailing Regional Transit in OKC

Derailing Regional Transit in OKC

A few weeks ago, during a live chat sponsored by the Oklahoman, Mayor Holt was asked about the possibility of establishing regional transit in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. After the questioner praised Denver’s regional transit system, the mayor was asked about...
Derailing Regional Transit in OKC

How to Fix OKC’s Transit: Get Rid of It

As a new resident of Oklahoma City’s downtown, I have had the “privilege” of getting acquainted with the city’s public transit system. I don’t have a car, so I rely on alternative means of transportation; so far, none of the public...
Derailing Regional Transit in OKC

About Those Roads in Texas

As Sooner fans head south for the OU-Texas game next week, they will encounter a phenomenon most of us are familiar with: as you cruise across the Red River suddenly the road gets noticeably smoother. The painted lane stripes get a little brighter and the roadside...