Oklahoma budget proposal calls millions toward transportation

Oklahoma budget proposal calls for millions toward public transportation

Bus ridership is projected to be down 33% compared to 2019 before the pandemic, but some council members said they see evidence that spending more on things like bus routes gets results.



AT THE TIME – THE LAW DID NOT ALLOW THAT. THE LAW GOES INTO EFFECT NOVEMBER 1- . ST MILLIONS *MORE DOLLARS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATI. THAT’S WHAT OKC’S NEWEST BUDGET PROPOSAL IS CALLING FOR. …16-PERCENT HIGHER OVERALL. K-O-C-O’S “EVAN ONSTOT” JOINS US IN STUD. IO EVAN. Y..OU WATCHED THE BUDGET BREAKDOWN MADE TO CITY COUNCIL TOD. BUS RIDERSHIP IS PROJECTED TO BE DOWN 33 PERCENT COMPARED TO 2019– BEFORE THE PANDEMI C. BUT SOME COUNCIL MEMBERS SAY THEY SEE EVIDENCE THAT SPENDING MORE ON THINGS LI BKEUS AS PART OF HIS PRESENTATION TO CITY CONCIL TODAY– THE CITY’S TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING DIRECTOR HIGHLIGHTED A ROUTE ATTH GOES UANP D DOWN LINCON BOULEVARD NORTH OF THE CAPITOL. IT USED TO RUN BARELY ONCE AN HOUR… AND NEVER ON WEEKENDS…BUT EMBARK PUT MONEY IN TO INCREASE ROUTE’S DAYS AND WEEKENDS. AND RIDERSHIP JUMPED… HE SAYS… 78 PERCENT. <JAMES COOPER/C OK COUNCILMEMBER, WARD 2> (2:52:33-) < “70 PERCENT INCREASE– AND ALL WE DID WAS INCREASE THE FUNDING FOR IT. AND ON CE WE INCREASED THE FUNDING THE SERVICE IMPROVED. AND MORE PEOPLE TOOK IT. THAS T’ THE ANSWER, AND WE JUST HA VE TO BE ADREY AS A CITY ENTITY AND AS A PEOPLE TO MAKE THAT CASE.” EMBARK ALSO SAID TODAA Y NEW RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM IS ON TRACK TO LAUNCH NEXT FALL. CONSTRUCTI SONTARTS NEXT MON. TH AND INFLATION IS ALSO TAKING A TOLL. PARTS ARE MORE EXPENSIVE PARTS… AND

Oklahoma budget proposal calls for millions toward public transportation

Bus ridership is projected to be down 33% compared to 2019 before the pandemic, but some council members said they see evidence that spending more on things like bus routes gets results.

Oklahoma City’s newest budget proposal calls for millions more toward public transportation.Bus ridership is projected to be down 33% compared to 2019 before the pandemic, but some council members said they see evidence that spending more on things like bus routes gets results.Open the video player above for the full story.

Oklahoma City’s newest budget proposal calls for millions more toward public transportation.

Bus ridership is projected to be down 33% compared to 2019 before the pandemic, but some council members said they see evidence that spending more on things like bus routes gets results.

Open the video player above for the full story.