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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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  • ODOT director receives $29,000 raise

    Tulsa WorldBy Barbara Hoberock  Aug 7, 2018OKLAHOMA CITY — The governing body of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation approved a $29,000 raise for its director on Monday.Mike Patterson serves as agency director and transportation secretary. His salary will rise to $185,000 from $156,000.Patterson has been with the agency since 1980.The Transportation Commission met in executive session to discuss his performance and salary before making the announcement.“Mr. Patterson has b...

  • ODOT selling surplus land, including acreage in OKC's Bricktown and Capitol Complex (PRESS RELEASE)

    Press ReleasesThursday, August 9, 2018Aug. 9, 2018PR# 18-033Seven parcels of surplus, undeveloped land owned by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation – including two pieces of prime real estate in Oklahoma City – will be sold at auction.Six of the properties will be on the auction block this month and the seventh will be sold in September. All six of those properties will be sold at auction, by sealed bid, on Aug.

  • Senate Bill Sends Positive Signals for FY 19 Infrastructure Funding

    Engineering News-RecordAugust 8, 2018Tom IchniowskiAs congressional appropriators make more headway in producing spending measures for fiscal year 2019, construction industry officials see encouraging numbers so far for key infrastructure accounts, including highways and water programs. Some important accounts are benefiting from the 2019 installment of a $20-billion infrastructure infusion that congressional leaders in February agreed to provide over the 2018-19 period.The latest evidence came ...

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