More citywide meetings planned to address the issues of the routes for service of the OKC MetroTransit (public bus.)
The meetings, which will begin next week are scheduled across the city, with the traditional Norick Library auditorium as a central hub.
http://www.gometro.org/proposedchanges2014 This link looks at locations, dates and times. Some locations have more than one time available.
The public is invited to attend any or all meetings.
Feedback options are listed in the link and on the webpage, as is information about accomodations for disability of hearing, vision or language. All sites should be wheelchair accessible.
OKC continues to struggle, as it and Tulsa, Oklahoma are in the top 5 WORST public transit systems in the United States.
Dr. Ed Shadid, Ward 2 Councilor identified early in discussions the need to see what best practices are nationally to solve such puzzles. Transit and Parking Authority and he utilized a set of consultants for a series of consultations and educational spots to advance Oklahoman's understanding of the issues at hand. This prior series of articles addresses that process directly, and understand that there were meetings and investigative processes as far back as 3 years ago, considering this process.
More recently, there have been votes on the City Council to approve adding a trolley/tram system, despite complexities in maintaining and funding the separate service, which will be paid forward in some percentage by major local sponsors, but does not include expansions, inflations, maintenance of the system or freak flaws given issues with extreme weather conditions such as OKC, and no prior knowledge of same.
Dialogue with the public has been a key feature of these expansions. So far this is the only posted announcement of any movements in information collecting or sharing.