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[ About Oklahoma Roads ]

Oklahoma is the Crossroads of America. Unfortunately we rank near the top nationally in deficient bridges and more 25% of our state highways need critical repairs. The Crossroads are crumbling.

A cornerstone of good state government is providing safe and adequate transportation. In Oklahoma, we have achieved solid progress since 2006 by increasing state funds for transportation by over $700 million, however the state still has over $10 billion in backlogged repairs needed to rehabilitate our transportation infrastructure.

Without better roads and bridges, Oklahoma’s commerce and economic development will be stifled. There will be limited access in rural communities to emergency responders, an increased loss of life and a poor state image. Additionally, we will saddle future generations with an ever-growing tax burden to fund repairs that grow more costly the longer we delay.

To change this TRUST was formed in 2005 to improve Oklahoma’s roads and bridges through legislative and grassroots advocacy, education and public relations campaigns. We are united toward one objective - to create a permanent paradigm shift in Oklahoma state government that holds transportation as the leading priority. Learn about our plan to restore Oklahoma with TRUST.

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  • Tobacco trust bails out the Legislature, but should it? (EDITORIAL)

    Legislative malfeasance leaves programs unfundedTulsa WorldBy World's Editorial Writers Nov 16, 2017 The state’s Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust has decided to underwrite programs that legislative malfeasance has threatened to undermine.On Tuesday, the trust approved one-time grants of $1.81 million for senior nutrition services, which funds nearly 1.4 million meals to the elderly every year, and $1.27 million for mobile crisis response teams, which help youths experiencing men...

  • Scrambling continues in effort to fill Oklahoma budget hole (EDITORIAL)

    NewsOKby The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: November 16, 2017 12:00 AM CDT Updated: November 16, 2017 12:00 AM CDTWHAT does dysfunction look like? The Oklahoma Capitol provides one example.This week, lawmakers are seeking to cut the budgets of about four dozen state agencies to fill a $215 million hole in the state's fiscal year 2018 budget. If this is the best they can come up with eight weeks into special session, then this move should have been made during the regular session and sa...

  • House passes 'cash-and-cuts' plan to fill state budget hole

    Tulsa WorldBy Randy Krehbiel and Barbara HoberockUpdated: Nov, 16 2017OKLAHOMA CITY — A budget fix nobody wanted — or will admit to wanting, at any rate — passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Wednesday amid recriminations and bitter accusations.House Bill 1019, the so-called “cash-and-cuts” answer to the state’s $215 million revenue shortfall, survived by a 56-38 count and now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to be heard Friday.The bill incl...

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