Letter to the Editor: No cow town
BY James Wagner, Tulsa
Monday, December 31, 2012
12/31/12 at 3:07 AM
How can a city of 400,000 people move forward in the 21st century when the starting point of a five-year capital budget request for public transportation is $6.5 million, while the request for streets is 160 times that much?
Tulsa isn't a cow town anymore. We are an increasingly complex urban city.
In order to continue to be competitive on a national scale, we will have to do better than that. The baby boomer generation is going to need better options for mobility and the younger generations demand cities with good access to transit. One-half of 1 percent of the next Fix Our Streets package won't get us there.
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