TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa Transit’s board of directors has approved a six-month feasibility study on commuter rail and/or bus rapid transit between downtown Tulsa and downtown Broken Arrow.
“This has been a topic of discussion for many years in both Tulsa and Broken Arrow, but until this time, there has not been a serious feasibility study,” Tulsa Transit General Manager Bill Cartwright said. “The firm we have retained, Lockwood, Andrews & Newman has completed similar studies in Austin, San Antonio and Dallas. They have extensive knowledge in the rail/bus rapid transit field and their studies have resulted in implementation in other markets.”
“Tulsa is really an ideal candidate for a successful transportation system, be that by rail on the existing line, or other alternative systems,” Lockwood, Andrews & Newman Operations Manager Timothy J. Schmidt said. “Our study will include a detailed overview of station options, potential users of the system and costs associated with the various options.
“Six public hearings will be held under the coordination of Striegel with the first on Oct. 26, 2006. At the hearing we will look for input from various potential riders, business and community leaders,” Schmidt added.
The first two public hearing will be held on Oct. 26.