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Sen. Standridge presents plan, vision for improving public transportation

Sen. Standridge presents plan, vision for improving public transportation

The Norman Transcript
By Breanna Mitchell | Transcript Staff Writer
Updated Jun 15, 2019  

Sen. Rob Standridge (R-Norman) presented his plan to improve Oklahoma public transportation at a town hall meeting in the Norman Public Library-Central.

Standridge sees more accessible and affordable public transportation in Oklahoma's future, but, for now, he said the first step was forming the Office of Mobility and Public Transit through House Bill 1365, which goes into effect July 1.

Following the office's creation, an eight-year plan must be formulated and presented to the legislature by July 1 of next year.

"We don't see these various pieces of public transportation in Oklahoma as readily," Standridge said. "I think it's because we lack a central vision, and 1365 goes a long way in accomplishing that."

Oklahoma Transit Association Executive Director Mark Nestlen said Oklahoma's public transportation is limited because the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's job was simply to disburse federal money to the individual rural transit systems... FULL ARTICLE

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