RespondentQuestion 1: Streets and Highways - The largest part of the transportation system in our region is the network of streets and highways.  Based on your experience, please list what streets and/or highways you think should be given priority for improvement.Question 2: Public Transportation - Many people in our region rely on public transportation to get to work, visit the doctor, buy groceries, etc.  Recently, due to budget cuts, the transit system had to reduce service.  Because mobility is vital to our everyday life, what can we do to insure that people who for various reasons cannot use a car, have access to employment, the services they need, and other destinations?Question 3: Environment - The transportation system can have a tremendous impact on the natural environment (air pollution, water runoff, wildlife habitats, etc.) as well as the human environment (neighborhoods, commercial development, etc.)  What ways would you suggest to lessen the negative impacts of transportation on the natural and/or human environment while supporting economic development?Question 4:- Freight Traffic - The US Department of Transportation is projecting significant growth in freight traffic over the next 20 years.  Our region has the advantage of having a transportation system that includes all modes for moving goods (highway, rail, air and barge.)  What should be our priority for improving our transportation system to handle growth in freight transportation?Question 5:- Financing - As you might expect, the cost of building, maintaining, and operating our transportation system is constantly increasing.  Yet the resources dedicated to transportation are not keeping up.  Therefore the gap between the transportation needs and the available funds is widening.  What would you suggest be done to ensure that we have the funds needed to build, maintain, and operate the transportation system in our region?Question 6:- Safety - Last year in the United States 43,000 people died in highway accidents, which is roughly the equivalent to the population of Owasso and Sapulpa combined.  A significant goal for our region is improving the safety of the transportation system.  Thinking about all modes of transportation in our region, how should we address your greatest safety concerns?Question 7: - Thank you for your time and consideration.  We realize we may not have covered everything, so in case we missed something, please provide any other comments in the space below.
1 EDUCATIONALTERNATIVE TRASPORTAION CHOICES AND EDUCATION - WALKING AND CYCLING  CHARGE MORE AND QUIT SUBSIDIZING THE TRUCKING INDUSTY  GAS TAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE NEED ALTERNATIVES TO AUTOMOBILS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2Broken Arrow Expressway - improve surface of east and west bound lanes between Denver Ave. and E. 21 St. exit.Devote more public resources to public transit.  Make it a higher priority.  Include bicycle lanes on all street-widening projects and encourage people to ride their bikes to work, school, etc.  Add sidewalks beside all arterial streets. Redevelop older areas so that new highways are not required.  Add bicycle lanes, trails and sidewalks and encourage people to use those methods of transportation.  It's good for the environment and good for our health!Increase use of barges if adequate in Oklahoma Use of rail for moving goods should be increased and highway use decreased.Keep pushing to ensure that Oklahoma is no longer a donor state and receives its fair share of federal funding.Encourage law enforcement officers to enforce traffic laws.  Running red lights and speeding continue to proliferate in the area because traffic enforcement is not a priority with local agencies. Continue public education about traffic safety. Educate the public about the right of bicyclists to share roadways.  
3Admiral-Harvard to Memorial:  Resurfacing       Most of city streets:  Keep in better shape instead of more and widening streets.Tulsa needs and deserves a reliable & convenient Public Transportation System instead of more roads & parking garages - until we have this we'll never be a 1st Class City and will just have more & more air pollution problems.The best way would be to have a Public Transportation System that would be convenient enough that people would prefer it to using individual vehicles.I honestly don't know enough about this to judge but I do feel if those were fewer private vehicles on streets and certain routes be designated for trucks that would connect with air & barge transport it would be more efficient.A Regional Transportation Area plan shold be formed with backing from Federal, State, and local designated funds to support Public Transportation.Again Public Transportation would reduce the number of vehicles on the roads and allow for better enforcement of the safety rules & regulations already in place.Tulsa citizens need to be better informed and get out and vote for candidates in city elections who realize the importance of good Public Transportation and will work to assure it becomes a reality for our city.  As long as our city officials refuse to acknowledge this need it will never be met.
4Highest priority--finish three-laning Skelly Drive from Yale to the River.  Second/and it's really a toss-up as to which is more vital--complete the widening of 169 from 21st to I244.  Third--Widen 31st St from Garnett to 145th East Ave.  While the traffic is not horrendous from 129th to 145th at the moment, it is getting steadily worse because of the increased housing going in east of 145th East Ave.    Fourth--widen 41st St between Yale and Sheridan to include a turning lane.  People persist even during rush hour in making left turns across traffic into the businesses that line 41st.  Sometimes the cars stuck behind them stack up across the preceding lights.   Fifth--Refinish 36th street in my two-block area.  Many streets in Longview and Briarwood were retopped in the last few years, but our little enclave was neglected. The bus system is a farce!  We need to run a system of jitneys (vans, or station wagons) along every major thoroughfare frequently enough for people to make connections and get where they're going in less than an hour.  It's ridiculous to have to go downtown or to some specific transfer station to transfer and then ride back for miles.  In my childhood (100 years ago) it was possible to ride on 11th Street, Peoria, 6th St, Lewis, 15th St, etc., transfer at the first cross-intersection, never waiting more than 15 minutes for another bus.  It would take me 2 hrs to get to work from 41st & Mingo to 41st & Yale.  I don't have that kind of time to waste.  I actually think we could provide taxi service for those people who are dependent on public transportation, cheaper and more conveniently than we can subsidize these big empty buses. That's a good question and I don't really have an answer.  However, I would certainly ban any more strip zoning.  (See suggestion 4 under Number 1 above.)  When cars are turning in and out every 20 to 30 ft, it's impossible to make speedy and smooth progress down an arterial street.  Also the number and poor timing of 5 and 6 lights in a square mile create a large amount of air pollution and ozone from the cars idling at them.Railroad overpasses over arterial streets, so that traffic is not immobile for 15 minutes at a time.We need to elect Senators and Representatives who will work for Tulsa to get its fair share of tax money.  Why should Oklahoma and specifically Tulsa pay for another tunnel under the St. Charles in Boston.  The people of Boston should have paid for that.  Also, we need to lobby the Oklahoma legislature constantly for Tulsa's fair share of state tax money.  Too much of it goes to Oklahoma City.  Our Tulsa representatives need to be more aggresive.I personally don't think speeding is the primary cause of accidents.  Driving while drug or alcohol impaired or sleep-deprived is the cause of many or most accidents.  I also think that talking on cell-phones while driving should be an offense equal to or greater than driving without seat-belts.  Good highway design and plainly marked intersections would also help.  And fewer lights with better timing would cut down on red-light runners and frustration.  And we desperately need more markings on Tulsa streets.  On a dark, rainy night, it's almost impossible to see the lane markings or the yellow line indicating medians and hazards.     
5Avoid building motor vehicle only turnpikes.  All transportation routes should facilitate alternative modes - car, truck, rail, bike, pedestrian.    Begin planning and acquiring transportation rights-of-way for a future light rail system to connect transportation centers linking dense business centers with dense housing centers.  Link all public schools to the bike trail system so kids can begin to learn early the possibility of riding a bike to school in lieu of driving a single passenger car and wasting school land for parking lots.Avoid sending highways and expanded roadways further out from the city centers.  These only promote increased surburban land values and usually  benefit a few real estate developers at the expense of established neighborhoods, and further erode the tax base of the cities.  They promote development in surburban areas formerly containing drinking water recharge areas and stormwater storage areas (streams, wetlands, old forests, prime farmland, floodplains, etc..), and outdoor wild recreation areas.  Zone significant ecosystem areas in the area to prevent development purchase environmental easements as necessary  I'm familiar with areas of New Jersey where the cycle of town, suburbs, farms, wilderness, farms, suburbs, and towns have given way to town suburbs town.  With an absolute loss of open space, prime farmland, and wildnerss/natural areas.  Stop widening roads.  Allow demand begin to stimulate consideration of the only real longterm solution - mass transit.The current rail system is burdened with urban induced delays resolved for trucks by new highways constructed around towns rather than down "main street".  Partner with rail road companies to facilitate a similar system for heavy transportation and use trucks only for short hauling rather than requiring more expensive road construction for interstate trucking. Institute a metropolitan regional tax system to facilitate a regional transportation system.  The Broken Arrow Expressway stimulated growth of Broken Arrow with no commersurate benefit to the City of Tulsa.  Viable neighorhoods were chopped up, pedestrian/bike routes were severed, local shopping was severed from neighborhoods.Slow speeds and transition to safer mass transit systems.  Segregate heavy commercial freight from commuter traffic, put freight on rail or separate routes.Thank you for your efforts.  We all appreciate the concept of planning.  The future will be here soon,  if Governments (the people) don't plan for it, someone else will -- a prospect not necessarily benefiting the public or our future.
6Tulsa is ignoring roads in the Admiral corridor.  Investment in these already developed communities will increase opportunities in these areas.  Businesses and families move from areas because they are bypassed in most development schemes.  Cities wait until an area becomes blighted before any action is taken.  Streets in central and north Tulsa need attention.  It would also help to stop urban sprawl.   Smaller busses and more access via increased routes is the way to go.  The present plan tends to styme use.  It also could use some marketing to the public.  How about secure lots at various places along the Broken Arrow to promote the use.  I would drive to a lot and take the bus downtown if it were a better system.  We need to understand that economic development is not always using up farmland (undeveloped land) it should include reuse of already developed land.  We are making land near our city so expensive that using it for agricultural purposes impossible.  There is a trend in communities trying to increase local markets to it's citizens.  Support of small producers is vital if we are to keep a safe food supply.  It also keeps problems of overproduction from becoming an environmental mess as is seen with factory farms.  Northwest Arkansas is creating water quality issues in Northeast Oklahoma while solving "economic development" in their region.  All cities and states need to work together to solve not create regional problems  You can move more frieght at less damage to the environment if you use rail. Money should be spent to improve the rail system making it safer and more efficient. Make transportation more of a priority by allocating more of the existing budget to it while we are catching up the infrastructure.  Build the roads more efficiently like the first 169 widening project.  When you replace bridges overbuild them so expansion is not so time consuming.  Increase the issuance of bonds.  Look at other states that do not use the turnpike system that are successful.  You don't always have to reinvent the wheel.Traffic laws are not enforced.  I sat at a light where three cars went through the light on red with a Tulsa police officer in the front row of traffic of stopped traffic and he did nothing.  As long as the enforcement is not there people will cheat.  Don't use money to put planters in South Tulsa streets while other parts of our city get ignored.  I live in South Tulsa and think the planters are traffic hazards.
7I-44, 169.Make sure we are getting our fair share of Federal dollars for these programscommon sense decisions when there is a question, must use cost benefit analysis to save wildlife habitats, etc. need maintenance dollars, we are so far behind motor fuel taxes should be at the regional average, make sure we are getting our fair share of federal dollarsI-44 
8Lewis & Peoria Avenues: South of 21st Street, Lewis Avenue is too narrow, and is in too poor shape, to accommodate the volume of traffic that travels on it daily. The same is true for Peoria between 21st and 41st Streets. Though I'm sure this would upset some homeowners, the condition of the streets is really very poor, and shouldn't be ignored. The short answer is not only to restore the services the city cut recently, and to improve them from there. Tulsa is a city in which not having a car makes a productive life nearly impossible, and the current state of bus service only makes that more difficult.  Beyond that, some sort of low-cost cab or car service might be helpful. Participants could sign up based on income (? probably other criteria are in order; that's just a suggstion), and daily routes could be formed based on the riders' area of town, etc. Again, though, this might be less efficient than simply restoring bus service. Without reliable public transportation, a city of Tulsa's size will continue to underserve its citizens.At this point, with Tulsa consistently showing up on "dirty air" lists, I think more drastic measures than the Ozone Alert program (which is still a great idea, and certainly shouldn't be abandoned) might be in order. Maybe stricter emissions standards for cars registered in Tulsa County. I think a surcharge on the purchase price of high-emissions vehicles (the larger sport utility vehicles, for example) might be worth considering. The city would be taxing people who quite frankly can afford it. It might not solve any emissions problems, but it could make people think twice about the effect of buying a gas-guzzling vehicle on the community as a whole.  Also, a carpool lane on the major highways might be extremely successful in encouraging commuters to carpool -- see the success of similar lanes in the highways of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.I'm probably in the minority on this, but I'd say encourage rail transportation. It's probably the least fuel-inefficient way of transporting large amounts of material.Again, I'd suggest city or county taxes on high-emission vehicles. If you're buying a Hummer H2 that gets eight miles per gallon for $65,000, you can afford a $50 surcharge (or a $500 surcharge, for that matter). Perhaps the amount of the tax could be calculated using the vehicle's lack of fuel efficiency as a gague.  A gas tax (or millage? not sure on terminology) could also fill the financing gap. Again, this would indirectly reward people who kept emissions in mind when buying the vehicles they drive daily.I'm not sure what else there is to be done, except having more police and highway patrol on local streets and highways, cracking down on reckless driving, which I still see a lot of. However, police have other things they need to be doing. On the whole, I think our local authorities do a good job of keeping an eye on things; the only addition I can think of would be more officers.I think the biggest transportation problem in Tulsa is the lack of available public transportation. The city is laid out in a way that makes it nearly impossible to get around without owning a car, and as such, public transport that people can rely on is vital.  A more dangerous result of our lack of public (or even private) transport is that people drive home after drinking far more frequently than they would in a city where they could catch a bus or a cab. Improved and more readily available taxi service would even help this; maybe the city could run a trolley system from areas with lots of bars, or could operate a cab system on weekend nights to make it feasible and affordable for people to get home without endangering themselves and others.  This is an ugly problem, but it's an extremely real one, and one that no doubt costs us lives. It won't go away until it's addressed responsibly.
9I-44 Yale to Riverside Lewis Ave 51st St northRework transit schedule to system used in larger cities; have City Council members ride the bus everywhere for one week and experience schedules.  If it were not for coworkers I would not be able to get to work!(51st and Harvard to 33rd and Yale).  Continue to use the smaller buses; redistribute funds in city budget.  
10Lewis Avenue--especially north of Admiral, widening PeoriaMaybe if we could find someway to totally overhaul the public transportation system---increase routes, frequency, connections, availability times it would make people more willing to use public transportation as an alternative while at the same time helping those who need to use it for daily events.  This could possibly become a win-win situation.  It has worked for other cities--why not us? Again--if there were incentives of some sort to make public transportation more palatable then maybe some of this would at least level off if not totally be lessened.Upgrading the present rail system and maybe upgrading the present barge/shipping venuesHow about using the portion of the new extra penny sales tax that is allocated for the Boeing project if Boeing chooses to go elsewhere.Better enforcement of traffic laws especially during holiday times and at potentially hazardous times. 
11Hwy 20 bypass and Archer streetCreate a volunteer program similiar to share the ride .No opinionEstablish true truck routes.Increase gas tax by a reasonable amount.Stop all high speed police chases.NA
12Our residential streets & those that feed into them, such as 15th, 21st, 31st, 36th, etc. should finally receive some sort of priority based on past data and task force findings & suggestions with a review of any other matters that may have arisen that may now require immediate attention.  Also, the Broken Arrow Expressway (specifically with regards to midtown and the 15th street corridor.  There is another pocket @ the Sheridan exit and the entrance onto the B.A. from Sheridan is deplorable.  Isn't there some federal funding that could help the various agencies that have already tried to assist public transportation?  I recently attended the Oklahoma State Conference for Neighborhoods & they have utilized a trolley system that is great for everyone, especially 'seniors'.  This is also environmentally more user friendly.See above comment regarding utilizing the trolley system and our existing train routes.The Port of Catoosa has already received federal dollars towards this endeavor.  I am a novice in this specific area, however, can't we look into the Route 66 train routes, to include our surrounding communities and all the way to OKC?  Surely, this has been 'talked to death' in Oklahoma, again as a layman, I would like to see Oklahoma utilize Federal Funding & every Agency developed to address the subject of transportation, on every occasion possible.  We must encourage Congress to lobby on our behalf, especially in this area.  Oklahomans are wary of more 'toll roads' and taxes that never end.  My concern is uninsured motorists, illegal immigrants & speed.  Homeland Security still has a long way to go, in my opinion.  Whatver Vision 2025 monies that may be available in this category, I urge you to research the use of trolleys, they evolke a pleasant feeling and are easier to maneuver and travel on our city streets.  Thank you for the venue to offer my opinions.  
13Lewis Avenue; 11th street; 15th street; all major intersections.Use the rail roads for commuter carsQuit tearing houses down to put in parking lots.. Make business that use sand blasters or paint relocate in an industrial area.Quit letting large semis tear up our streets; especially in the neighborhoods.BUDGET the money like regular folks have to do!Do not allow ILLEGAL aliens to have a drivers license. Enforce the laws that say you must have insurance..The drain of services for ILLEGAL aliens are sucking our budgets dry! Make our local law enforcement assist homeland security to remove these criminals!
14All major arterials and intersections north of the Creek Turnpike.  All streets that connect +/- Memorial to Route 169.  Extension and improvment of Riverside Drive to an Arkansas River Bridge or an extension of the Creek Turnpike to an Arkansas River Bridge.  Repaving on downtown streets' they are incredibly rough.Tulsa is a real problem because of the manner in which growth has occurred.  A mass transportation system which allows adequate mobility and access would be incredibily expensive and most likely have to be subsidized by the taxpayers.  I do not use the bus system, but I do see a lot of large buses carrying very few passengers.  Perhaps smaller buses would be more cost effective.There has been little planning prior to expansion of housing and commercial building.  Historically, local government has ignored areas that could have been economically aquired or set aside for parks and green belts.  Some areas that have been acquired have not been developed.  The grand projections for Vision 2025 (increased population and jobs) will only add to the pollution problems of Tulsa, but there is nothing in the "vision" to contend with the increased degradation to the environment.Get the OK legislature to get off their behinds and get I44 improved through central Tulsa.Learn how to build/improve streets in a more economical manner.  Broken Arrow has undertaken many project that get done a lot quicker and a lot cheaper than almost anything in Tulsa.More police on the streets to keep drivers honest (less speeding, fewer red lights violated).  Improve I44 through central Tulsa.  Not very business friendly but, tax new residental and commercial developments to fund street/water/sewer/drainage improvments in the area of these developments.I work at 71st and Yale and live near 111th and Yale.  My only traffic problems are north of the Creek Turnpike where street improvment has not kept up with development/traffic.  South of the creek from Sheridan to Harvard (Louisville) development is almost exclusively residential.  I am concerned with the plan to turn Yale into a super street through this area.  I feel that a superior plan would be to use Riverside or a Creek extension to allow resident south of the river to get to Tulsa.
15I44 is the oldest and widely used interstate and was designed based on 1950's traffic usage.Possibly the grouping of several agencies that deal with the elderly could use 1 service instead of several, business's could be given discount coupons for their employees to utilize mass transit.Well, I think that maintaining a separation betwen commerical development and residential development would help.  To many times we are building each next to each other, thus causing our own problems of traffic congestion.  As to the environment, the "Up With Trees" folks have helped alot with planting new shrubery.Building another runway at TIA should help with the flight scheduling.  I think that our rail system could use a boost by offering passenger service and thus the amount of freight could be added on to that transportation system.  The Port of Catoosa is still growing and we have the makings of large development ther, we just need to still offer deductions or incetives to building there and in Oklahoma. We are always and will always be taxed.  The temporary tax has ran it's course and needs to be a permanent tax so that all the things can and will be paid for, but it will need to take some clos overseeing to make sure that it is not just spent to be spending.There are people loosing their lives every day and we as motorist need to start taking better precautions and slow down, wear seatbelts and not be aggressive in our driving habits. Having highways that are wider and easier to drive on will be nice, however that will only encourage some to drive faster and more recklessly. Mass transit could help where people park and ride, but that will take money.This is a start, I can only imagine that there is alot more to do and talk about.
1691st Street from Mingo going west should be widened.  There is too much bottlenecking during all hours of the day.I don't know Abolish toll roads.Abolish the toll roads.Abolish the toll roads.Abolish the toll authority and abolish all toll roads.  It is ridiculous that with the taxes we already pay, I still have to pay .65 to go a mile the fastest possible route, which is the creek turnpike.  I can't go anywhere outside of Tulsa without having to pay a toll.  We are being held prisoners in Tulsa by the Turnpike Authority.  The authority needs to be abolished as well as all tolls.  
17      testing the Tulsa Transit link to this form.  Can you let me know if you get this?  Thanks. Cynthia Staab, cstaab@tulsatransit.org
18Riverside Drive, South Peoria (south of 61st St.)Lobby for more funding for public transportation; capture more of the gasoline tax that we give back.  The bottom line is if there is no funding from sources other than rider fees, there will be no transit.  Perhaps a dedicated fee or surtax for public transportation.If I had the answer to that, I'd be making a whole lot more money and doing something else.  Sorry!Rail; making sure the existing infrastructure is equipped to handle additional traffic and that it is maintained.Quit building expensive and useless highways into and through rural Oklahoma that go basically nowhere and that maybe ten people will use in one year.Teach Tulsa drivers how to drive.  It's like when they move here, they forget all the safety rules.  Make people over 65 take a test, instead of giving their licenses for free. 
19I44 West of Yale,  US 75 south to Okmulgee, especially the intersection of US 75 and 71st st.   Peoria North of Pine should be completed (under construction for 3.5 years) Harvard South of 61st should be widened. Riverside should be widened.Provide more, smaller busses that travel more frequently to stops nearer to my home.Promote the use of alternative fuels.  Take steps to make alternative fuels cost effective.Existing rail and barge facilities should be prioritized.  Quit building needless roads.  Bring Oklahoma into the norm on motor fuels taxes.  Dedicate fuel taxes to transportation problems.Authorize legislation that allows camera enforcement of red-light runners.  Fund increased police response to drunken driving. 
20Highways/streets that experience traffic patterns greater than their capacity should be given highest priority.   Do not fund projects in the name of economic development until congested transportation systems are improved. Increase the funding.   Decreasing the funding and thereby services is just a death spiral for public transportation.  Increase funding to increase services, thereby making more accessible to greater populationPlace more funding into pedestrian / bicycle / alternative modes of transportaion. Fund a more robust transit system, including a Broken Arrow to Tulsa Light rail.Highways should be given highest priorityIncrease all motor fuels taxes on a per gallon basis. Make it sliding...as an example...if the wholesale price of gasoline is below $1, make the fuel tax $.05/gallon...but if the wholesale price of gas is above $1.25, make the fuel tax $.025/gallon, then eliminated entirely at a certain level. Increased funding for road improvements....do not build new roads in the name of economic development until existing roads are improved with adequate shoulders, passing lanes, etc. Increased funding for highway patrol. Reinstate vehicle inspections on an annual basis.Salt Lake City was very dependent upon the automobile until a few years ago.   Since then they have been successful in implementing increased utiliization of public transportation and it is being successfully grown.  Maybe there is something there we can learn from.    I was very cynical that they could implement a light rail, but they did it and it is successful.   We have the same problem/opportunity with the Broken Arrow to Tulsa commute.
21I-44 between Yale & Hwy 75  Hwy 75 between Glenpool & I-244Get rid of the large buses that typically only have a few, if any, people riding on them at any given time and get smaller vehicles.  The large buses slow down traffic flows, add too much polution to the environment, are more expensive to operate, are slower & more cumbersome than say a smaller type vehicle (i.e. small bus or large van).  Smaller vehciles would speed up transport of the occupants, be less of a hinderance to traffic flows, add less pollution, and cost much less to operate.Get rid of the large buses that typically only have a few, if any, people riding on them at any given time and get smaller vehicles.  The large buses slow down traffic flows, add too much polution to the environment, are more expensive to operate, are slower & more cumbersome than say a smaller type vehicle (i.e. small bus or large van).  Smaller vehciles would speed up transport of the occupants, be less of a hinderance to traffic flows, add less pollution, and cost much less to operate.Roads, then rail, then waterways----that orderAdd a one penney sales tax to every gallon of gasoline & diesel products.  These funds would be allocated to transportation issues.Educate the public.  More educational tools (i.e. radio, TV, newspaper, etc.) describing the need to travel safe, being courteous, driving defensively, etc.Keep up the good work!!!
22Most transportation problems are the result of poor zoning.  The disaster at 71 and Mingo was designed to be what it has become.  Similarly the expanding suburbs in Glenpool, Catoosa and Owasso amplify traffic by putting more cars on the road for longer trips.An adequate public transit system, with convenient bus stops with parking, frequent pickup and easy access in both neighborhoods and metro areas, would draw many more riders.  When the riders are limited to carless workers the rest of us won't ride the bus.Integrated neighborhoods where work, shopping and home are within the community would solve the problems we face of bedroom communities, traffic congestion (with its endless construction) and air pollution. Did I mention worn out cars and overweight people?Rail transportation is much overlooked and underfunded.  It is more energy efficient than truck or air and doesn't recieve near the subsidies.My suggestions do not require an everwidening web of highways.  The more roads are built the farther people will move away from the city.  Revitalize the city so we want to live in it.In Europe, where gas cost more, they don't have near as many trucks on the road.  This reduces the little car vs. big truck accidents.  Driving is easier when all the vehicles are the same height plus there aren't as many rollover accidents.  Trucks are limited to the right lane on expressways and cars can only pass on the left.  Exits are always on the right.  A simple, common sense approach would yield the desired results.Thanks for asking.
23Riverside Drive, I-44, B.A. Expressway, Smaller buses with schedules every x minutes (i.e. every 30 minutes, 45 minutes,etc) running from major entry points to Tulsa area. For example, those living in Jenks have no practical bus transportation for those people who work downtown Tulsa or other major sections of Tulsa.Focus on major intersections or major areas of shopping, employers, or entertainment venues.set a focused "truck route" that avoids high traffic congestion areas.conributions from City of Tulsa, Tulsa County, and surrounding cities and towns that would recieve expanded service. work closely with US Congressional delegation for more federal funding.altough it is not your area, law enforecement presence on streets and highways to enforce speeding and careless driving, weaving in and out of traffic, wouls help. This type of behavior contributes to the difficulty of getting around not just on the highways, but on the major streets. Coordinate the traffic lights to either keep traffic going or allow for more seperation of traffic during rush hour and major entertainment events.In the 30+ years I have lived here, I have always believed that the Tulsa area lacks sufficient traffic signs to lead traffic to points of interest, or to avoid areas( men at work signs only appear when it's too late to avoid that lane, intersevtion or street, etc). This contributes to congestion in areas that could be avoided.
24N. 52nd W. ave from Hiway 20 South to the Gilcrease expressway. Highway 20 East of Skiatook needs to be elevated above the BFE.  Highway 20 west from Lenapah in Skiatook needs to be four-laned as soon as possible all the way to the turnoff that goes accross the damn. Highway 20 east of town needs to be elevated above the base flood elevation.No commentEncourage economical vehicles and ride sharing. Rail and Barge transportation should be maximized in oder to ease the use of highway and air movement of freight.Do away with the Turnpike authority and eliminate the beauracracy that it supports. The state highway department could be expanded slightly to handle the turnpike roads.The difference in size between economy cars and SUV type vehicles makes it much more danderous for the drivers of the small cars. SUV type vehicles need to be downsized and made more economical to operate. 
25I 44 should be widened ASAP.  Main arteries such as Harvard, Yale need major repair...not just patches.I do not presently need such services, however it may not be long before I do. I feel smaller vans , running more frequently to major shopping areas, airport, etc would be more effective.The taxi situation at the airport is under better control, but passengers are appalled when they hear the prices being charged, even for short runs.  I don't have enough knowledge about this to comment.Increase river traffic and rail traffic. Cut down on mammouth trucks that devour our highways.Take advantage of all federal matching funds available. As Vision 2025 advances, the increased jobs and business should generate more money, and more importantly, generate a positive attitude which has been declining in Tulsa until Vision 2025. Make Excessive Speed a target for law enforcement. See that police enforce red light violations whether the approve of the amount of fines or not.  
26I-44 bridge at N. 193rd E. Avenue N. 193rd E. Avenue at I-44 Pines Street just west of Will Rogers Turnpike (one-lane bridge) Highway 66 - direct access to 412/Will Rogers/CreekEstablish a "mini" transit system developed exclusively for those individuals with special needs.  Use smaller vehicles, smaller routes, smaller (number of) clietelle.  Manage (streamlined) through one transit + one social service agency office.Try to stay within current corridors.  Put a lite rail down the middle of the B.A. (or other) expressway.  Everyone stuck in the traffic jam would probably quickly appreciate what the rail riders had (including time to sleep, eat, or work).Highways - most bang for the buck, benefitting most diverse set of users!Adequate management of existing tax revenues and/or fees.  Case in point - where do our turnpike fees go?  Apparently not to maintain the turnpikes.Crack down on drunks, tighten restrictions on new drivers, stay ahead of growth with improvements rather than two steps behind (realizing that's easier said than done).Union Avenue in dowtown Memphis is, I beleive, a seven lane road.  During rush hour (in) 5 lanes are dedicated to westbound traffic, and in roush hour (out) 5 lanes are deicated to eastbound traffic.  This is accomplished through "bouletin boards" similar to those ODOT is testing on I-44.  It's a very effective control mechanism.
27South Sheridan and East Admiral - Needs to be redone  Sheridan needs to be widen from 41st to Hwy 244 Lewis needs to be widen.  We need smaller buses.   Use old tires as part of the road repair.  
28169 north of I-44  I-44 where it is too narrowNo way to "insure" for all parties.Keep the Federal government out of local issyes. They drive up the costs.Deepen the access to the Port of Catoosa.We need to collect our share of the federal better.Turn on freeway lights at night. 
29 Public transportation in the Tulsa metro area is hurting.  Reductions in the bus service this year alone put the survival of public transportation at risk and in 5 years, there mayt not be a local bus system unless some drastic action is taken.  Any local transportation plan is founded in the local mass transit system.  --  To build a light-rail system in our city requires a bus system at each destination for passengers have freedom to choose their final destination.  To build any type of rail system between Tulsa and Oklahoma City requires a bus system in both cities to allow passengers mobility when they arrive in our city.  No one believes the ozone problem can be solved by biking-to-work or even ride-sharing efforts.  If we were serious about solving the ozone problem, then we would be very serious about a local transit system.  --  One of the fundamental keys to a healthy mass transit requires some type of permanent funding for a metropolitan bus service.  Ideally, this would be some form of gasoline and diesel fuel tax that is dedicated to support public transportation.  --  Simply put, the second key to a healthy mass transit requires expanded transit coverage and service.  The only way to increase ridership is to provide easy access to all points within the metro region.  The local transit system must be a real choice; a real alternative to the automobile that gives flexibility and choices to riders.  The basic plan has been on the books since 1993 and is still sound, but needs to be updated and implemented.  --  The attached proposal goes beyond the 1993 plan (basic service) to create a local transit service with dynamic bus routes.  The dynamic routes would change based on the customers needing rides at any given time.  This service supports a customer base willing to pay more for "door to door" service.  This customer base includes but is not limited to the elderly and the homebound.  --  Dynamic routes are possible if we have a modern bus locating and routing system.  My estimates show that we can purchase and install a leading-edge system for the local transit system for around $3 million dollars [sic].  Based on the dollars in the 2003-2006 TIP, this money is available for the next 3 years.  If we delay the benefits, but the plan and the process will still apply to future transit systems plans.     
301. There should be a separate right turn lane on east bound 71st St. at the intersectioin of 71st St. and Riverside. 2. There should be a separate right turn lane on west bound 71st St. at the intersectioin of 71st St. and Memorial. 3. There should be a "No U-turn" sign on north bound Memorial at 75th St. because there is not a left turning lane.  There should be "No U-turn" sign at all intersections that do not have left turn lanes.I suggest mandatory side walks in the neighborhoods to facilitate walking to the major arterial roads to catch the public transportation.I suggest mandatory side walks in the neighborhoods to facilitate walking to the major arterial roads to catch the public transportation.I suggest a placing a greater emphasis on the inland waterway through promtion and advertising.I suggest a more regional access to public funds, especially since the use of the transportation system is regional.  I am a strong advocate of city-county government consolidation, like Indianapolis, Jacksonville Fla., Nashville, and soon, Louisville Ky.I suggest longer delays between stoplights changing from red to green;  in other words, all lights should ramain red for 3 to 5 seconds to give the traffic time to clear the intersection. 
31I think the core Tulsa streets should be given priority.  Maintaining infrastructure in the established sections of the city and neighborhoods will encourage developement of business and residential properties and activities within historic and areas which are already addressable by current infrastructure.  Infill, revitalization, redevelopments, etc. should all be encouraged.  It is also vital to relase the juggernaut (sp?) that the I-44 overpasses inflict on N-S arteries.     The Riverside drive is important for commuting and for Tulsa's scenic appeal.  Any development must be attractive, preserve the river parks and the historic neighborhoods -- improvements in these areas should be well planned. Reduce the size of the busses.  Use smaller, more agile and economical vehicles. I've never seen a bus full.    Put bus stops in more convenient locations, closer to private businesses etc. so that users will arrive and depart closer to their destinations.  Partner with businesses bring the stops closer.    Create several high profile routes which would move people from 15th to downtown to cherry street etc. to the malls & theaters etc.  Similar routes to what casual drivers follow.  Shopping Route, Sport Route, Commuter Route (BA to Downtown, etc.), Bus Station, Airport, River Parks, Medical Route, etc.).  Point to point, park and ride, commuter routes, etc.  Revisit establishing the rail routes between Tulsa, SS, Owasso, etc.    And improve the capillary transportation in high work corridors like AA, Downtown, St. John's, St. Francis, airport, etc.  I am thinking of Eureka Springs tourist shuttle, Tourist shuttles in DC, NYC, etc.    Do something to lower the rates charged by cabs in Tulsa so people are not *stranded* if they are too far from a bus stop or train stop.   Promise people they will not be stranded or late if they use public transportation.  Educate kids in schools on how and when to use public transportation.  Use the fair and Octoberfest to educate adults.Smaller busses -- Fuel cells or natural gas.  More bike trails.    Reestablish safety inspections...not for tax rev...but to ensure safety.  I don't like big gov. but all our cars should be road worthy...blinkers,etc.  Also, parking lots, especially downtown should have incentives for being multi-level to reduce footprint and lot owners should be encouraged to plant trees or landscaping to make them less ugly.      Encourage alternative fuels and fuel sources for those autos -- but realize larger vehicles are needed  Air, I think would be first. Everything is moving next day, etc.   Barge second, as a way to get exports/products to sea.    highway, and rail would follow due to the need to move products regionally and support our manufacturing base and barge system.  Private investment.    Also, encouraging re-development so that businesses and residences -- and their transportation patterns -- utilize existing infrastructure without having to stretch our infrastructure into non-adressable areas.Safety inspections.  Verification of insurance, licensed drivers, and capable drivers.  Drivers education should be mandatory for young drivers.  A privatized program for drivers education should be put in place for adult drivers and economically disadvantaged drivers.  It may be good to educate older drivers as to when the safest times for them to drive will be.  Accept their limitations as difficult as that is to acknowledge.Bike trails and routes are important.  All roads should maintain a small, bike-able, shoulder.  Bikers right to the road should be enforced by the police and sheriff.  While bikers are sometimes irresponsible, acknowledgement of their rights to the road should be taught and supported.  I know I personally do not like government to dictate or mandate.  Incentives for business, developers, homeowners, etc. are the key.  Additional taxation, in light of the passage of 2030 will not be feasible.  Private investment and initiatives are needed.   Sorry for the spelling...
32 1 - Public transportation - The public bus system in Tulsa should cost the same as the Broken Arrow highway.  If state gasoline taxes pay for the roads in Oklahoma, along with federal funds, then why shouldn't those same funds pay for those persons who take the bus.  This is not only fundamentally fair, since it uses transportation funds for all types of transportation, but it also encourages use of the buses, which minimizes traffic on our highways and reduces pollution.  Instead, we penalize those who ride the buses, and encourage those who drive their vehicles.   2 - Rail transportation between Oklahoma City and Tulsa - We should provide high speed rail transportation between the two largest cities in Oklahoma.  This would make the business environment much better for both cities, as it would allow business travelers to work while commuting between these two cities.  It would reduce traffic on the Turner Turnpike, and make travel available during times of bad weather.  It would even benefit the OU fans who regularly travel to Norman to attend football games (we could take the train to Oklahoma City, then catch a special game bus or another train to Norman).  This system would lower pollution in the state.  Another benefit would be to allow tourists to visit various attractions in both cities.  (There is a train between Dallas and Ft. Worth that I have taken several time, which allows me to see special exhibits in Ft. Worth while I am visiting Dallas.)   5 - Trolleys or streetcars in Tulsa - When tourists or even persons who work downtown want to go to lunch or shop, they have to walk to a parking garage, get their vehicle, and then drive to a local restaurant in Brookside or Cherry Street.  It would be a boon to businesses in these areas if there were streetcars or trolleys that could provide quick, reliable, cheap transportation to area restaurants.  This would also be a beneficial service for convention-goers who do not want to drive in a strange city, or who do have vehicles.  It would lower polllution, make working downtown more convenient, encourage more convention business, and increase business at local businesses.  These trolleys or streetcars could also provide transportation to Gilcrease and Philbrook Art Museums, Expo Square, and other local attractions.6 - Ozone Alert Days - Tulsa has approximately 5 days a year when they ask Tulsans to worry about air pollution.  Why don't we try to reduce pollution 365 days a year, and be proactive instead of reactive?  This means encouraging alternate means of transportation every day, instead of 5 days a year.   3 - Pedestrian trails - We need to put sidewalks in high foot traffic areas in Tulsa, especially the fairgrounds at Expo Square.  I live in the neighborhood, and it is difficult to walk to the fair because there is no sidewalk on 21st St.  When it rains, the dirt path is muddy, and it is also difficult to avoid obstacles for those who are visually impaired.  Persons in wheelchairs or who have disabilitie in walking are also unable to take this path.  The City of Tulsa has spent thousands of dollars putting in concrete medians at major intersections, and then spent thousands more taking out these medians.  Why can't they use some of this money to put in sidewalks in commercial areas?  4 - Bike trails - I have tried to ride my bike to work and to stores, but if is [sic] diffucult because there are very frew bike trails to ride on.  Also, most businesses, shopping centers, and even some public schools do not have any type of bike racks to park bikes.  The city buses do not have bike racks to allow persons to ride home on the bus with their bicycle.  A simple city ordinance could require that shopping centers and large stores provide bike racks.  Newly acquired buses could be designed to allow for bikes to be carried.  Public schools could be encouraged to provide bike racks for all students who wish to ride.  And most importantly, when major city streets are widened or resurfaced, bike paths could be added.  I am surprised that Avery Drive and W. 23rd St., both of which are heavily traveled by cyclists, do not have a bike path.  Sure, it costs money to widen streets, or even to simply redraw the lanes to provide a bike path, but the City of Tulsa has spent thousands of dollars to close off Main Mall, and then thousands to open up Main Mall again.  The City of Tulsa spent thousands of dollars about four years ago to replace the parking meters downtown, and now wants to spend thousands more to replace these new meters because they are not burglar-proof.  If we have all this money to waste on useless projects, why can't we come up with federal state and local funds to provide something that citizens really need.  If the City of Tulsa and INCOG encouraged people to walk and ride bicycles, we would have healthier children adults (therefore less need for public health expenditures), we would reduce pollution, and we would make the city more attractive to tourists and new residents.   The City needs a comprehensive public relations campaign to encourage car drivers to respect the rights to cyclists, backed up by the police enforcing laws allowing bicycles the same rights as vehicles on roadways.  Many drivers in Tulsa either run bicycles off the road, or pull up behind them and honk or curse because the cyclists is on the street instead of the sidewalk.  7 - A comprehensive plan - To achieve the goals of lowering pollution, creating a positive business environment, encouraging convention and tourism, improving public health, and making transportatin easier for all, a comprehensive, proactive, farsighted, multidisciplinary plan needs to be developed.  It also takes an abundance of common sense.  Many federal grants and programs are available to help with these programs, so the cost would be modest.  However, without a will to improve our community, these changes will never be achieved.
33Although the term "improvement" is quite broad, and I'm not one to advocate widening streets to allow for increased traffic, I would suggest that major streets such as Peoria and Lewis, 11th through 41st have center-turning lanes. Perhaps by using smaller vehicles, such as vans, and utilize fuel-efficent models (electric or other alternative fuel). A side note: it would be nice to have more bus shelters for riders waiting on transportation, add a public telephone to the shelter as well.Build a light rail system, linking Tulsa to the four points (Owasso, B.A., Sapulpa & Sand Springs). Offer tax incentives (or other rewards) for riders. Although I have issues with him now, former Mayor jim Inhofe once proposed a monorail system for Tulsa - what a novel and innovative idea to distinguish our city!Support incentives to bring in businesses that utilize air, rail and barge traffic. At the same time, allow greater expansion at Tulsa International Airport and provide any needed right-of-way for the rail system. The only thing I see "widening" are streets and highways. I'm okay with the highways getting some expansion. BUT:  those who approve massive, wide streets (i.e., 71st , between Memorial and Garnett) only do a disservice - it doesn't promote foot or bicycle traffic and drivers only want even more lanes to plough their SUV's through the traffic jams. Charge a fee/toll for those using the wider streets, increase fuel tax, or create a value tax on big vehicles.You might have included traffic fatality statistics for Tulsa County before asking that question. Look at the trouble spots. Evaluate the cause of the accidents. Post very large billboards stating that "this portion of highway XYZ is deadly - drive at your own risk". The wise will heed the sign, the foolish will be just that.I cannot stress enough the need for more bicycle-friendly streets. Perhaps someday the traffic planners will include a separate lane for cyclists.
34Virtually all two-lane highways could use attention. Highway 75 from South Tulsa County to North Tulsa County, Highway 169 north of I-44, I-44 from West Tulsa through mid-town, as examples.No basis for comment and no opinion.A diligent look at the zoning patterns and uses agencent to street rights-of-way is one item. In addition, landscaping and other softening measures in the street rights-of-way should help reduce the impact on the human environment. Stormwater runoff should be handled as problems arrise and as roadways are improved, upgraded or rebuilt, obviously if the budget will allow such stormwater upgrades.I don't think freight traffic should be a priorty, but rather, another part of the overall equation on our transportation needs. The Creek Turnpike and BA south loop are important links in the highway system. I have no knowlege of limitations in the rail system. The air transportation from Tulsa could be promoted, and we have a tremendous resource in the Port of Catoosa that we should do a better job of selling.While it is important to provide tax and other benefits to lure business to Tulsa, the burden of funding the transportation needs should fall largely on business.I think the transportation system is safe. The concerns I have are violators of traffic laws, specifically persons who speed, drive recklessly, and persons who run red lights. Sitting northbound at a red light just last week, a person who had plenty of time to stop, chose to accelerate and run the light. The fact that the policeman sitting in the car next to me chose not to pursue is very frustrating. Finally, traffic calming measures in neighborhoods are generally unsuccessful. Many of the kids in our neighborhood play in the street, and with no enforcement of the speed limit, a very bad situation is just one car away. 
351. Highway 20 from Highway 169 to Claremore 2. Highway 169 from Highway 44 to 96th Street North 3. 76th Street from Sheridan to Main Street 4. 126th Street from Highway 75 to Highway 169Coordinate a carpool incentive program.  Give employers incentives based upon the number of their employees that carpool to work.Require emissions testing.Expand Highway 44, bring railroad tracks up to standard.Lobby congressional delegates.  Lobby state legislators.  Pass a Tulsa County sales tax dedicated to transportation.Increase Highway Patrol enforcement of traffic laws. Increase number of lanes on area highways 
3671st St. S. bridge over US Hwy 75.   Intersection of 101st St. S. & US Hwy 75.   Peoria from I-44 south to Riverside Dr.  I-44 from Arkansas River east to Broken Arrow Expressway.   81st St. S. from Lewis Ave. east to Memorial Dr.   SH-20 from US Hwy 75 east to YS Hwy 169.   SH-20 from US Hwy 169 (at 116th St. N.) east to Claremore.   Riverside Dr./Delaware Ave. from 101st St. S. south to 121st St. S.  - Implement programs to encourage partnerships between public transportation service providers and private enterprise.  Promote awareness about the need for and utility of public transportation.Implement programs to encourage partnerships between public transportation service providers and private enterprise.  Promote awareness about the need for and utility of public transportation.Promote awareness of the benefits of Smart Growth development techniques for the environment, land values, etc.Investment into railroad transportation infrastructure upgrading/enhancement.  Investment into improvements to intersections of streets and railroads to avoid conflict between automobile and rail traffic as much as practical. Public awareness campaigns of various sorts. 
37Commuter Rail using existing arterial rail routes would reduce the impending load.  This would also tie into the use of public transportation especially in the Tulsa central facility.Increased ridership would increase funds.  One way to increase ridership would be to partner with commuter rail that would bring people in from the surrounding communities.  These people would need public transportation to get to final destinations within Tulsa.  Reduction of service is not the answer to budgetary problems in this area as this only serves to further reduce the ridership (and ticket revenue).  Public transportation works best and is funded best when it is a robust system providing services that more riders would benefit from using.Again, commuter rail partnered with public transportation would have a positive impact in this area.  Reducing the number of cars on the road will reduce air pollutants and aid in the goal of clean air.  It also aids in slowing the growth of hard-surface roadways which increase water runoff issues.Rail freight -- expansion of corridor (double-tracking of primary arterial routes) This also impacts rail commuter/passenger access.Something similar to the 2025 campaign coupled with a bond issue.Commuter rail and public transportation are typically safer not including the effects of reduced traffic on major thoroughfares. 
38All major East-West and North-South Streets These are the section line streets and 1/2 mile streets, which enable connection to the current hubs.  No one should have to walk more than 1/2 mile. Express routes to and from all hospitals and major shopping areas.  Use smaller, more reasonable buses or vans.  I would only worry about air pollution if the buses are not well maintained.I believe the prime goal of your transportation system is the movement of people.  Once that is solved, you may move on to additional projects.Attempt to reduce overhead.  Reduce unnecessary administration.  Hire fewer consultants.Maintain existing vehicles and personnel. I have always felt that the buses, because of their size, are under-utilized and costly to operate.  Refer to item 2.
39The neighborhood streets especially in Creek County...yes my address above is Tulsa that is my business address but I live in Creek County and their roads are and have always been horrible.  Call in and report them you have got to be joking only to be told they do NOT have the money for that. I have only lived in this area for 27 years. Instead of cutting routes increase them.  You need to make the legislature aware of the problems.  Working for Rehab and finding customers jobs I know about the reduction as some of our clients had to leave their jobs due to the reductions in bus lines.  Now we are back to more taking from our system rather then putting in.Include out lining areas also.Use natural gas for fuel.  If you stay on the roads then there should not be a water runoff problem or wildlife habitats. To make legisilatures more aware of the situation.  Maybe if they had to ride the bus to work then they would understand.  It is time instead of giving raises to themselfs they need to look at the poor people riding the bus.Go back to car inspections... and really inforce the seat belts and car seats for kids.  Even with all the precaution there will be accidents, people are gonna do stupid things.  With cars being made of plastic and etc and not metal it is gonna happen.Make the road commissioners more involved with their counties and maybe the problem is some have held their jobs toooo long and new blood is needed.  Thank you.
40Cross street that are not served by nearby expressways such as Lewis and Peoria in the old areas.  Also provisions to cantilever an expressway on the side East of the river or deck an expressway parallel to Riverside Drive to provide for the need of a faster access without signal lights to delay progress on that route. An alternate wout be to turn Lewis or Peoria into and expressway route that is needed for N-S travel. Lewis and Peoria seem to be amoung the most neglected streets.  Other street needing widening and improvement include 21st street in the Old part of town with consideration for sidewalk improvement which would allow bicycle and pedestrian travel. I personally want 137th W. Ave. between Hwy. 51 and 41st Street improved to incluce extra bicycle and pedestrian lanes or a major N/S street on a section line in that area instead due to the fact that 137th W. Ave. is on a 1/2 section line and has no real county right-of-way. This road is the only road to get from those two main thoroughfares for more than two miles either direction E/W.  Now that the new Walmart in Sand Springs is built, the traffic from those who live out West or Prattville and who come in on 41st street and used to go to the Old Walmart location at 41st and Hwy 97, now cut through on 137th W. Ave.  I live next to 137th and the traffic has increase by at least double.  The road (county road)was already deteriorated and not even more so.  The Tulsa Boys Home who is in the process of a 14,000,000.00 overhaul is next to me on 137th W. Ave. No recommendations at present short of a major system of electric elevated trains or subway systems.Waterways, storage lakes, and treatment plants for storm runoff and washing of streets.  Electric powered transportation as above and encouraged economically both private and public.Same electric systems with automation built in and in laison with UPS and FedX coordination. Pneumatic Tube systems are a thought.Toll systems.  If you use it, you help pay for it.Uniform bumper systems on all vehicles - like bumber cars encouraged by tax credit systems for those who comply. I know you may laugh, but think about it.  Also I have notice a deterioration in traffic design and considerations during construction for alternate routes and channelization in the last 20 years.  Where has all the traffic engineers gone?  I find really stupid designs such as blind lanes merging into high speed lanes without adequate accereration lanes. I see stupid intersections that have two lanes inbound with the left hand and straight lane only and the right hand only at places like Wilson and 2nd street in Sand Springs.  30 years ago traffic design was much better thought out and funded.  I used to do traffic engineering for the TOPICS program (Traffic Operations Program to Increase Capacity and Safety), a well thought out program to analyse and design good traffic systems and improve existing systems with modifications based on good analysis and design techiques.I am out of time but I recomment that you provide a form to email in MSWord or Excel that could be filled out off line and emailed for fill out and return compiled into your database for anaysis.
41I-44, 41st st, yale avetaxi- vouchers, less frequent bus routes, but routes that cover more where people need to go rather than 50s concept of downtown. Do away with ill advised residential stop signs installed only to reduce speed, not traffic control. convert downtown signal lights to flash red at night. respair traffic lights around town so they do not go red in front of traffic when there is not interseting traffic causing them to changeoffer incentives to transport goods by barge or rail to make it competitive for industry to ship by those goods that are not timely by this method rather than by truck or air. do the unpopular and increase the gas tax, but only by a moderate 1 or 2 cents per gallon1. publish names and addresses of those convicted of dui. put bumper stickers on convicted dui drivers cars saying "I have been convicted of drunk driving. Next time I might kill you or your family." 2. correct system that allows people to get tags with insurance that last just long enough to get tags. Make sure to get a DL, you understand english.  
42Sheridan Road south of 81st ST. (Widen to 5 lanes) 91st Street, Hwy 169 west to Riverside Drive (Widen to 6 lanes) 81st Street, Hwy 169 west to Lewis Ave.(Widen to 6 lanes) Yale Ave south of 71st Street (Widen to 5 lanes)   Use existing Sales TaxIncreased Enforcemnet of existing Traffic Laws. 
4315th Street from Yale to Memorial. Resurfaceing with completeion of 4 lanes from 75th East Ave. to Memorial.I feel that we should use Smaller buses. Even vans. With rush hour requiring a few more buses. Again, Smaller buses. I hear a lot about smoke from buses that have a handful of passengers. Smaller vehicles are not as hard on the streets.I feel that we have a system that can accomodate any and all growth.We must learn to live within our available funds. There is a point that one has to live within ones funds. I feel we have reached the point where public funding has reached the maxium and now we must live within that available limit.I feel that we are too lax regarding traffic laws.(Running AMBER & red lights. Tailgating on expressways is out of hand.) Huge trucks speeding are a problem.We don`t need new laws, just enforce the ones we have. Any contractor displaying a sign about lane closing ahead when all lanes are open should have a LARGE fine. It`s to a point that one can`t believe signs so people ignore them. They are too lazy to take them down at night and up the next morning so they leave them up the entire time of the contract.
44We should re-focus on Downtown and core neighborhoods streets and alleys.    I believe we should cease wasting scarce resources on the foolhardy widening of streets whose results are:  (a) to accelerate suburban sprawl by providing commuters with the opportunity to live further and further away from the heart of the community,  (b) to make it ever more dangerous to cross a road as a pedestrian,  (c) therefore to further isolate people in their neighborhood,  (d) to worsen the pollution arising from the automobile and to increase the risk of being targeted by the EPA,  (e) to reduce Tulsa's atractiveness as a potential location for new businesses and cutting-edge industries, for many of whom environmental concerns are increasingly material to their decision regarding location.  Downtown and the City's core neighborhoods are the key to our City's and region's future prosperity and health as a community for reasons too numerous to mention here.This question goes to the heart of our future as a community.  The average car ownership in Tulsa is (I understand) 0.8 cars per household, meaning that there are many, many households without cars.  Without an effective public transit system this effectively locks many households into a poverty trap: it limits ability to get to job interviews, limits the breadth of potential jobs available to individuals, reduces daycare options, creates an unnecessary and undesirable burden (ie the cost of a car) on households that can barely afford it, and diminishes the quality of life for those with limited means to travel away from their neighborhood.  From the City's economic standpoint it inhibits our workforce's flexibility and therefore reduces our competitive attractiveness as a City.    Investment and improvements in in our City's transit system, however, must run in parallel with changes in our zoning and parking ordinances so as to foster compact, dense, walkable, economically diverse communities which can support a cost-effective transit system.  Such changes are urgently required.    Our present zoning ordinances sem to be geared entirely to (outmoded and discredited) car-dependent, suburban growth; they are the servants of sprawl; they are antithetical to the goals of a region which claims to place 'quality of life' high on its list of competitive strengths in a strategy to boost our region's economy.  I suggest you professionals read some of the many publications available that demonstrate the ruinous damage being done to our community's natural water systems by the surfacing of our environment in asphalt.  I have above recommended a return to traditional, dense, mixed-use neighborhoods which will very sharply reduce the amount of space required for (and use of) cars.  This and changes to parking requirements (including much more, on-street parking and much less off-street parking) wil help.  It is a fundamental mistake to equate - as you implicitly do in the phrasing of your question - 'economic growth' with 'unconstrained, consumption of the natural environment'.  The question thus put is self-serving, implying that we must put up with such unconstrained growth if we are to have economic growth.  Ever since and despite the 1974's indictment of Tulsa by the EPA we have explicitly embraced the notion that 'growth' is automatically a Good Thing.  It is an economic imperative for the future health and prosperity of our City (a) that we acknowledge that this is flat wrong, and (b) that we do something to correct it; beginning with a decision to cease the local funding of road-widening schemes, to conduct an overhaul of our zoning and parking regulations; to refocus street investment to fostering dense development and re-development so as to facilitate infill, diversity and a much healthier, more liveable environment.  We must also prepare and educate citizens by alerting them to the dangers  of our present, laissez-faire policies.Since much of the freight traffic is not contributing to our local economy I suggest we keep any new road arteries well away from city centers.  Air Transport: Tulsa lacks direct connections to many cities.  We have to make dramatic, quality-of-daily-life improvements to the core of our City (ie Downtown and the inner-city) for new, added-value industries and businesses to take us seriously.  When we have done this, and when it is clear to potential newcomers that we have a Downtown and cultural life that is as vital as any of the cities with which we are competing, then businesses will come, and then it will become more economically viable for airlines to run more direct flights to/from Tulsa.The question seems to imply that you are focusing narrowly on road systems to the exclusion of other means of transport.    We should take a holistic and strategic approach to transport that includes the other changes identified above.  From a transport perspective we should  (a) invest in a regional rail transport strategy and system, beginning with the creation of routes from our densest commuter communities into Downtown; (b) develop a strategy for public, road-based transport including an upgraded bus system, trolleys, cycle/motorcycle lanes; (c) invest in and require side-walks, making a visible, public, strategic commitment to more walkable, liveable, connected communities.Above all, reduce the dependency on the automobile.  There is a huge bodfy of literature on the subject and I hope and trust that you at INCOG are reading it.It is increaseingly clear to many people in the community that some fundamental changes need to be made to the way we plan the future development of our community.  Transit is just one, key element of much broader, strategic issues for our region.  I am heartened that you have published this questionnaire (but to how many people? And to what degree are you publicizing it?) since it sugests that INCOG is contemplating the issues.  The questionnaire does not, however, do enough to inform or prepare your respondents with any background context: it is just a series of very wide-ranging questions that require a strateegic response in a few, brief lines: an impossible task that (a) will put off all but the most determined respondents and (b) is otherwise likely to elicit only perfunctory and uninformative responses about points of detail.  This subject is hugely important to everyone in our region and should be the subject of thoughtful and very public discussion and debate.  I shall look out for and look forward to such a discussion.
45The ramp from the BA Eastbound to 169 South needs a stoplight installed halfway down that operates during the afternoon rush hour and allows a car to go every couple of seconds to help ease the traffic jams and facilitate merging on to 169. If there was additional money available, I would suggest widening that ramp a little to allow two cars at the light at a time merging to one lane after the light. I'm sure there are many other highway entrance ramps that could use this light system, this is the one that I encounter everyday.   Clean up the bus system and people who have cars will be more likely to ride the busses which will create more money for the system.Develop a train system like the one in Portland,OR. It is clean, safe and the train stops are covered and/or inside. With the rising cost of gasoline, simply by advertising how much money people will save by not driving their cars (gas, insurance, car repairs, accidents) will motivate a lot of people to use the train. People will also arrive at work in better moods and less stressed from not fighting traffic or worrying about being on time. I don't believe that the money is being spent wisely. The government is not fixing the things that need to be fixed and fixing things that are not broken. I could list a hundred examples, but I will just give one. I work downtown. Years ago they decided to close a small portion of Main Street and make the Main Mall, now they, without a vote of the people, have decide to tear up the only interesting thing downtown and turn it back into a street. There are thousands of people who work down here and on a nice day the Main Mall is packed with people at lunchtime. It wouldn't have taken much to make that area an attraction like 16th Street in downtown Denver. If we could lure good restaurants and shops to that area people would stay downtown in the evening. Like the widening of 169, we should give incentives or take away money if projects are or are not finished quickly. Money is wasted. Driver's liscense retesting every ten years between the ages of 16 and 65 and retesting every five years over the age of 65. People get used to their bad habits that they develop and forget what the rules of the road are. They need to be reminded and tested to make sure that they have learned it. 
46 Interstate 44 needs to be widened to handle our city's traffic flow.  169 widened from 21st to Pine to assist with congestion Dependable schedule is critical for employees to be able to use as currently employers cannot depend upon them to be punctual  I disagree that we have all modes -- as rail is extremely limited.  No ocean containers are able to be off loaded in Tulsa, which limits us with larges distribution type companies due to costs of inland transportation associated with importation of goods.  I believe that without total rail commitment by Tulsa, we will not be able to attract the larger global type business in the US--  We still have one of the lowest fuel costs in the nation.  Taxation on fuel is the fairest way to increase funds. Limitation of use of cell phones on the highways is needed.  Highways with high useage should have more patroling to keep speed in check. 
47It would be great if Lewis Ave could be widened, but I don't know where the land would come from. If nothing else keeping the pot holes filled would be a great benefit. I have always thought the curves on Utica Ave near 15th and TSquared and north of 11th near 6th are very sharp and dangerous. Many of the highway entrance ramps in the mid town area are very short and dangerous. We have reecently moved to Owasso and so far - so good here.Possibly smaller buses during the day and save the larger ones for getting people to and from work. I guess I can't really comment since I don't work or use public transportation. People have to be given a reason to use public transportation to get to and from work. Maybe if the transit system ran more often and had more pick up and drop off points, it might encourage people to use it. People have to go where they have to go. I don't know what can be done. Tulsa is now so spread out that one needs their own transportation in order to accomplish daily errands.Whatever happened to the idea of bring Amtrak to Tulsa? Cleaner rail transportation might be a consideration.An additional penny tax on gas. Yes, people will complain, but if one uses 30 gallons of gas per week, that would amount to 30 cents extra per week. Also citizens need to be well assured that the money will go for construction and maintenance and not to pay for silly nonsence. An out of state firm does not need to be given a multi-million dollar contract to evaluate Tulsa's traffic and roadway problems.Traffic cameras. Tulsa has the worst drivers. Traffic cameras would help catch those idiots who pull out in front of people, speed, run red lights, cut people off on the highway and just plain don't attention. Also, I have many times noticed children in cars without seat belts on or children riding in the bed of pickup trucks.Thanks for letting me participate!
48I think the arterials should be a priority for transportation needs with an emphasis on street safety.  Measuring volumes and accident reports we should prioritize intersection signalization and roadway widening projects to address the needs of rapidly expanding areas, while repairing and maintaining the older arterials to assure safety.  The older north-south arterials (S. Lewis, Riverside Drive, S. Peoria) are especially narrow in certain areas and hilly to prohibit good visibility.  South Yale needs to be widened to 6 lanes between I-44 and the Broken Arrow to provide a viable north-south flow of traffic.Maybe we need to start out by designating an area where we could provide an excellent system. Assess where people live that need to ride the bus and their destinations. Then set up the system to work.  It might eventually attract residents to these areas if they knew they could rely on bus service for their needs.  Now, we're so spread out I understand the system struggles from too little volume to support the entire set up.  It's hard to cover a whole city for a small #.  Is it possible to just provide service to the area where a majority of users live and work?  I've lived in cities where the established bus routes are designed to be where people use them.  For those living outside the system - they travel and park or find a means to reach the lines they can rely upon to run.  We need riders.  Would citizens ride buses to malls (destinations), libraries, shopping centers with grocery stores, Walmarts, etc. and hospitals if they thought there would be buses running 3 times an hour?I truly value the natural/urban wilderness areas we possess in and around Tulsa. I would highly encourage leaders to preserve as much of this as possible.  The less intrution of noise or motorized vehilces would be my preference.  I do not like the motorized boats, neon sinage for lighting, or commercialization of areas abutting the waterways. There are some wonderful urban parks in (Mill Creek Park, 2,600 acres,Youngstown, OH) other cities that have provided miles of biking and jogging trails, restaurants, gardens, water features, etc. without jeaprodizing the solitude, natural terrain or encroachment of commerical development. These areas have abbutted residential areas, museums, golf courses, and mostly passive types of activities.  While close to highways and roadways with easy access they have managed without selling out to establishments that bring lots of litter (fast food, convenience stores, vending machines) or attract nuisance visitors.  I'd prefer to move slowly and avoid opening up attractions that aren't committed to environmental preservation efforts.We need to make our highway system through Tulsa efficient.  If the volume for I-44 warrants the widening of the roadway from Yale to Riverside Drive then we need to do this.  The entrance of the Turner Turnpike and I-44 is awfull entering Tulsa from the west.  It has a sharp turn and is dangerous.  The northwest turn from I-244 onto I-75 at the Keystone Expressway is an embarassment.  There are accidents every time it rains.  I question if our city is viewed as transportation friendly from the industry.  Rail, barge and air I'm not sure about.  When a city begins an investigation of one's airport, it makes a resident question the efficiency of the operation.  While I find the airport very easy to use and visitors note the size as being very efficient for use, I don't know if it is recognized throughout the industry as being poised for future growth.  There is a cloud of distrust surrounding the institution of the Airport Trust Authority unfortunately.Somebody has to pay for the maintenance and new demands.  Dedicated funding most likely needs to be identified, making sure we get our "fair share", taxing those that use the system as a percentage of funding, etc.I would begin by assessing why and how people lost lives.  Was it roadway conditions, bad drivers (licensing requirements increased?), weather related, speed, volume, population related (i.e. age of drivers, driver's licenses, illegals, minorities, etc.), drug or alcohol related, or what?  Who died in Oklahoma? Can we address the problems that lead to OK deaths? I don't know how we begin without determining the places and reasons these "accidents" happen.  Education is the place to begin.  But, first we must understand what problems exist and how prioritize them.  Are we talking about "highway" accidents only?  Entrance and exit ramps, crossing over the center lines?  Speed, road conditions, etc.?Thank you for the opportunity to have input.  I love the roadways around our state and I'm proud of the scenery we share with visitors.  I am committed to safe city streets for cyclists, pedestrians and vehilces as well.  I think we can have it all.  But, it will take a plan developed by committed individuals that beleive they can make a difference.
4981st Street, from Lewis to Yale (Mabee Center traffic). 81st from Sheridan to Mingo. Yale, from I-44 north. 91st Street from Delaware east. Lewis, between 71st and 51st. Needs a left turn lane. Intersection of I-244 and 169.Don't know. What we really need is a way for cities to increase revenue without increasing sales tax.Lost cause. The answer is publlic transportation. The old electric trolleys were perfect. Even if the bus system were greatly improved, not enough people would ride to make a difference.Emphasis should be on the rail system and barges. Trucks clog and break down the highways and contribute to air pollution.Elect legislators with the courage to raise taxes to pay for what needs to be done. Put cameras at intersections to catch red-light runners. Provide sufficient police and highway patrol personnel to control traffic violators.       
50A substantial portion of I44, at least one north/south street in the middle of Tulsa, completion of the loop underway, consider completion of an outer loopA backbone of free public transit served by private contractors connecting to the backbone as demand dictates. This probably implies a subsidy to allow some people to use the private portion of the system.Make public transit attractive to more users. That implies a very different model from the one we presently use. The vast majority of citzens clearly and constantly demonstrate the present system does not meet their needs by ignoring it.Maintain and expand what we have. Build an infrastucture that will appeal to companies looking for faciliuty locations.Make the case in clear terms to citizens with the goal of allowing them to tsee the benefits of taxing themselves, constructing some toll roads and persuading area politicians to emphasize our problems in Oklahoma City and Washington.Better design, continued efforts to reduce impaired drivers, an effort to reduce the number of distracted drivers and aggresive drivers. Red klight cameras. Continuous targeting of whatever group or groups are the biggest problem through education, enforcement and public pressure. 
5191st should be 5 laned from 169 to Riverside, continue 5 laning Sheridan south to at least 101st, continue 5 laning Mingo south of 71st to at least 101st, same for Garnett except starting at 41st, 4 lane Delaware from 101st around to Memorial, there has to be some relief all along I-44 on all the adjacent arterials, e.g. Lewis, Harvard and Yale from 41st to 51st and 51st from Peoria to Yale.help the transit authority with funding so they can keep more buses runningthe best way is to ease the flow of traffic, the more stop signs and lights that you sit at more stuff is pumped into the environment. lights should be timed to enable traffic to move at a steady pace without stopping, e.g. as long as you drive between say 38 to 42 mph you should not have to stop, spend some money on studying that.get more stuff coming into the port and improve roads in and out of the port to the major highways, 193rd from I-44 at Catoosa to all the way around to I-44 north of Catoosa and 46th st from 193rd to 169.take the money away from the turnpike people, they have way more than they need to do what they're doing. it is to the point they are building roads just to get rid of some of their cash not because the roads are so neededpeople have no manners on the road, if you pass me I must pass you back, don't drive in the SLOW lane just drive across it as you exit. there needs to be more officers on the streets actually writing tickets. 
52E 81st Street, Lewis to Garnett Sheridan So. of 91st 91st St. Lewis to Garnett Try planning AHEAD for a REAL change.  Widen/develop roads BEFORE they become over-developed areas with intolerably overcrowded traffic - try visiting PLano and San Antonio - they seem to be light years ahead of Tulsa on this particular concept!!!! I44 - DUH! Quit being wusses about the taxes that are needed for infrastructure (as opposed to fluff) - tell Billy I said so!Fire whoever designed the traffic system at 71st and 169Try road maintenance outside of the 8-5 time frame - this works wonders in many cities.  Avoid simultaneous major maintenance on parallel arterials - DUH!!!
53No opinion.  I believe public transportation will ease wear and tear on highways and streets.  That's my issue.Seek additional state funding as well as greater return on federal gas taxes (donor state issue).  Also educate the public on how to use the system at workshops held along bus routes. Finally, the #1 thing -- ride the system yourself.Public transportation.Make trucks (including those with double and triple trailers) pay their fair share by raising taxes on diesel fuel earmarked for public transportation.Invest wisely in public tranportation infastructure rather than building new highways.  See #4.  Also consider placing a tax on fuel, tires or rental cars that can be earmarked for highway improvements and public transportation.  Stop spending transportation "enhancement grant" dollars on things like the plaza in front of the State Capitol.  Also, quit surveying and put those dollars in actual public transportation services.  Every little bit helps.Expand the number of sidewalks and curb cuts.  Lengthen the amount of time available for pedestrians to cross busy streets and the number of audible (chirping) traffic signals to help people who are blind.  Again, adequately public transportation is the answer.We should be expanding public transportation during times when the economy is tight because more people need it.  Let's work toward an integrated public transportation system that is as at least as convenient, affordable and safe for non-drivers as using cars is for drivers.
54I-44. You have no responsibility there. That is what family and friends are for not the government.More wildflower areas. More trees. Mow before it gets too tall. Use the most rail freight possible. The problem is that Americans are spoiled. We think that everything is cheap or free and it is not. The government should subsadise the rail system to keep trucks off the highways where possible. My toll bill seems that it is above the average but again I choose to use the toll roads and pay for it, it is my choice. Use taxes work. Make sure construction project costs are kept in line with bids. Pay for early completion of projects. An accident is just that, an accident. At some point we must understand that it is a personal decision and risk to walk out of the house. If someone speeds and drives into a ditch let them pay the cost of repair of the damage to the public property, lets quit making everyone responsible for some peoples accidents.  Properly enforce speed laws and bring back the safety check for tires and automobiles. 
551. Yale from 101st to 91st 2. 91st from Riverside to Memorial 3. Yale from 71st to 91st 4. Sheridan from 71st to 101stI'm sure that you have given much more thought to this.  The only suggestion for consideration that I have is to consider going to a grid system of bus transport.  I can't figure out what the bus routes are now (although realistically I wouldnt use them.)   It would be nice if we had rapid transit for Broken Arrow to Tulsa and Owasso to Tulsa.  I know at one time a monorail was being considered.  That would be cool and maybe even an attraction.  However, any public transit will be of little use if it only runs from 7 - 6.   It would need to run until 11pm to be of universal use.  (And I know that the cost benefit ratio for that may not work)This is one area where I think Tulsa and the Turnpike Authority have both done excellent jobs.   Elevated roadways over wetlands and noise abatement walls have been used well.   If Yale is eventually 5 laned between 101st and the river, I hope there will be that kind of amenity.I think we need to continue to leverage our advantage at the Port of Catoosa.  We need to make more potential businesses for Tulsa aware of that opportunity for lower costs.   We also need to make sure that I44 is 6 laned through Tulsa from toll gate to toll gate.I am always in favor of maximizing federal funding that Oklahoma receives.  Currently, we are a net payer into the federal funds.  This means that I am paying for the "Big Dig" in Boston.  ANd I'm not particularly happy about that.    Because of the lack of "co-payments", Oklahoma doesnt get all of the federal money it could.   I would not be opposed to raising gasoline taxes so that Oklahoma can raise adequate funding to secure the maximum federal funding available to us.  In that way, the cost causers would be the ones paying.  And the ones paying would be the beneficiaries.I think that signage and capacity planning are probably the two most important things we can do to mitigate this.   Also, increased driver education wouldnt hurt.  (Example - It is apparent that most people in Oklahoma don't know that slow traffic should be in the right lane, and faster traffic should be in the left.  i.e. pass on the left, go to right when youre done)Thanks for providing the opportunity to comment!  We really feel a part of the community when we have a chance to comment on action items/policies etc.    We also think that Tulsa and INCOG do a great job with the resources they have.  We just need to increase the resources so that everyone benefits from them.  I'm sure the return on increased funding would be very good.   Keep up the good work!...John & Elaine Harris
5615th Street:  outside lanes between Yale and Sheridan 41st Street:  East of I-44 almost to Sheridan 41st Street:  East of Sheridan to Memorial--that's been a forgotten stepchild for years Our Park Plaza VI & VII addition has been promised resurfacing for years, but it hasn't happened.  (Drive around the neighborhood between 47th & 50th Place and Sheridan East to 72nd East Avenue and see what you think.) These are a few of the streets I noticed yesterday while on just one errand.    I like the financing where EVERYBODY has to pay.  This includes those coming into Tulsa to work and shop from the outlying communities.Crack down on yellow/red light runners.  Ticket these people and those caught talking on a cell phone while moving in a vehicle.  Then COLLECT ON THESE TICKETS.  Boot these cars or haul them off.  The city has plenty of money coming to them if they would just get a backbone and COLLECT ON THESE OUTSTANDING RED TICKETS. 
57I244: especially exit ramps and feeder streets and the side streets that enter into those.  All are in deplorable condition.  Old, beaten up and run down.  Increase the budget for public transportation and add more accessible routes.  Use smaller buses.Develop a long-range plan to introduce a light rail system to the metro area.Safety, efficiency, and cost/benefit.Increase the local sales tax on gasoline to be dedicated strictly for road maintenance, not new construction.  Determine from the public, what method of increasing revenues is the most desirable to help fund improvements to the current public transportation system and produce matching funds for a light-rail system.Fix the roads we have to make them safer, entrances, exits, line of vision, signage.  There are some very messy areas that lend themselves to major accidents.  Clean up the RoWs. We've seen a lot of money spent on building new roads and a small amount spent on maintenance and beautification of existing roads.  Very little spent on developing and expanding public transportation as well.  These issues are extremely important to the future of the region.  
58I-44 through Tulsa! Next, improvement in I-244 to the south of OSU-Tulsa and through the Inner Dispersal Loop. That stretch is bumpy and can cause real trouble when changing lanes on the curves. It, along with the highway that is in front of Tulsa International Airport, are BOTH unsightly and potholed and present a very "third world" look to parts of Tulsa that are very important to Tulsans and visitors. I CANNOT recall seeing ANY roads in OKLAHOMA CITY that are in as poor a shape (as arterials) as these highways!Get smaller vans to carry them. The buses (that have begun to travel on 15th Street next to our home within the last year or so) RARELY have any more that 3-5 people on them at any time I have seen them go by (I am being "generous" with my guesstimate--and that includes the bus driver). You can still keep the big buses on main thoroughfares. I don't have any suggestions on this one. I think the ozone problems are indigenous to the climate, topography and weather and very little to whether there are cars or mass transit on the roads at any given time. The roads are already built, people already use them, and since Tulsa proper is already developed, I see no impact. They have to be there-we have to get around.Try improving the railroad system-better engines, smoother rides, and transportation of people on them-efficiently.Cut out waste in the system first and then come back and show us where that was, before we decide to supplement it with more monies.I do NOT think that trucking companies should be allowed to have "triple-length" trailers-double is pushing it.  Accidents are going to happen-many caused by people through their own stupidity-and that (and they) will never change. 
5981st E. Ave. (South from 244)Smaller buses, more frequentlyNatural gas enginesMake use of the rail to Sand Springs by redevelopment of Charles Page with Rail user industry.The same thing we do with roads, and bridges. A portion of the tax on gasoline should be dedicated to public transportation. A loose interpretation of the law might already provide for that approach. First we should survey the spots where deaths happen...for commonality of construction. "blind spots, slopes, lane issues, and speed limits as related to major portions of a road and quickness of reduction." It is my belief that people establish their own speed limits based on what is possible.Good luck
60Highway 9 between Norman and Tecumseh.Rebuild the entire inter-urban system using widely available bearer bonds to raise the initial cost.Rebuild the entire inter-urban system using original electric trolleys. Make the system fun and trendy. Make a system that is more allureing than a sports ute.Our priority should be to not do anything that would in any way subsidise any of these competing modes. Let the market pick the best mode.The Romans built an immense system of roads that united the empire and created the basis for the modern world. Unfortunately, one of the primary causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was the huge tax burden imposed by the building of these roads. So, this has always been a thorny issue. Any way of raising the revenue without raising general taxes is a good idea.A fun, nifty transit system might save lives because people could talk on their cell phones and search through their purses and breifcases without trying to drive a car at the same time.All public transit is worthless if the user can not get to it. Our region has the disadvantage of having a transportation system that contains almost no sidewalks. Often, persons who can not drive are unable to reach a bus stop that is a block away because there is no pedestrian access to the bus stop.
61Widen (as proposed) I-44 from Riverside to Sheridan, limit the hours during which left turns are made near I-44 (i.e. no left turns from 7-9 am and 4-6 pm at 51st & Harvard etc.) and lenghten the time of the lights to move much more traffic through the obvious trouble spots.As few people that TRUELY "rely" on public transportation in our area, you could GREATLY reduce the public transportation system and provide vouchers for taxis.  The public transportation is glorified welfare and ought to be administered in lock step with the our existing welfare system.See #1 and #2 above.  We have huge traffic jams that create tons of unnecessary pollution.  If a few intersections would move the traffic more efficiently (by preventing left turns during rush hours and extending the time of lights which often "quick cycle" only allowing 10 of 100 waiting cars to pass through an intersection).  Secondly, the vast majority of buses in this town are empty.  They are a huge waste and huge polluting vehichles.Air.  It is quickly scalable and requires very little ADDITION infrastructure.  Most of our existing infrastucture is under ulitilized and aside from moving traffic/freight through our area by road, the private sector will create efficeint rail, water or air systems).Elimate the public transportation as it exists, use taxis and vouchers.  Don't attempt to build and create unneeded transportation systems on the theory that "if you build it they will come".  Provide incentives with private companies create such systems.The information is see, shows that auto deaths are declining.  I do not know of anything that would be particilarly helpful to reduce these accidents.  However, my personal experience would suggest that 16 and 17 year old drivers should have more limiting licenses and that there needs a better system for preventing unlicensed and/or uninsured motorists from driving.Again, the traffic control in Tulsa is pitiful.  Maybe the better technology is needed at the conjested interestions.  Further, I believe that everyone should be required to take a drivers at least every test every 10 years.
62HWY 266 & 46th St N to the PortPromote Bicycles as a safe, reliable, and healthy form of transportationProvide wider road lanes to allow for sharing the road with alternative form of transportationHighways, allow for safe transportation of materials and hazardous materials around the city as to minimize collateral damage should an accident occurPlace an additional fee onto the cost of auto tags to help fund the enhancements to the infrastructure, or to the cost of an auto insurance policy.keep the road clean and clear (to include sholders).  Increase police monitoring of highways or use speed reporting signs. The new State info signs will also help in advising motorist of any impending delays due to construction or accidents.With the rising cost to maintain autos I have started to commute to work on my bicycle.  I ride 24 miles one way.  The sholders are typically a good an safe place to ride, however, due to debris it makes it dangerous and unsafe.  By requiring companies that seem to litter up the shoulders to keep them clear, that would help to insure commuters a safe ride and hold companies accountable for their negligence.
63 Improve bustransportation by extending reach and increase frequency. Train service to Oklahoma City/Dallas.Increase the restrictions of adding intrusive businesses into neighborhoods (instead of making it easier when City of Tulsa removed notification requirements) Example Home Depot super store moved into our neighborhood (91 S Delaware) without any notification requirements. Increase fuel tax, but use it for transportation and not for general fund.Increased enforcement of all traffic rules. Primarily speeding, and red light running. It is getting totally out of control now.Build more running cycling paths. Encourage fuel efficiency. For instance huge federal tax breaks are now available for small business oweners buying the largest SUV's. Tax breaks shouldn't be structured to encourage use of Hummers instead fuel efficiency should be encouraged. 
643rd Street from downtown to Harvard; Lewis Ave, north of I-244Create a Light-Rail-Train system that can take one from one suburb all the way to another, and through the middle of Tulsa. Create a better system for the buses so that you don't need to go all the way downtown to get where you want to go.Creating a better public transportation system to promote greater use of mass transit as well as bike lanes on the major roads. Look at Portland, OR for an example of a city of similar size and layout that successfully uses both of these.I do not know.I believe that the funds are always available for those things in which are placed as a priority. If public/mass transit becomes a priority then the funds will be allocated in the budget. As for now, it only seen as a transportation for the poor and not for the everyone and thus is given little priority. Decrease the amount of drivers by increasing availability and expediency of mass transit. This will decrease the amount of people on the roads thus decreasing accidents. Also, penalties should be given for auto use to encourage people to use mass transit. Quit building more parking, etc downtown and spend it on alternate mass transit, not just busses. 
65 Increase service hours and days. Mass transportation in a city as large as Tulsa, if utilized more offen by the public could decrease environmental pollutions. Mass Transportation decreases the use of vehicles which, cause more pollution in our city. I believe Tulsa should utilize the existing railroad tracks and create passenger rails. Passenger rails would bring more people into the city from surrounding areas.    Dedicated taxes, our city will not grow if we do not fund the essential needs. The transportation system is a essential need and should be funded by the people.As a professional Motor Coach Operator I believe accident happen because people don't pay attention. Although people are suppose to gain better driving skills, they only pick up bad habits. More testing, every five years people should have to retest and pay for the testing. Driving is a privilege.  Cars are convenient, but we have too many parking garages and lots in our downtown area. We need to bring back the shopping that our downtown had years ago. The reason why people don't forget about how our downtown use to look. It because it was a place of beauty, a place to shop, eat and enjoy.   
66I-40 from Riverside to 41st S. Harvard from 25th to 51st S. Peoria from 45th to Riverside N. Lewis from I-244 to ApacheHigher density grid of Bus with more frequrent service, especially at night, earlier mornings & weekends.  Possibly use of smaller busses on non-trunkline routes during off rush hour periods.Elevated light rail (monorail or BART type trains) using electric power. Run smaller busses with natural gas power.Improve section of I-40 for safer truck usage or re-route trucks onto I-244.  Improve rail route through near north side of City. Not knowledgeable enough to comment on economics of issue. OTA needs to be disbanded-Turnpikes HAVE been long paid for!!! and NOT well maintained with respect to revenues generated by tolls.Better funding (now inadequate) for OHP and local traffic enforcemnent.  Increase size of force, become more pro-active in enforcement, including more severe fines & jail.While I am a serious bicyclist and DO use surface roads to commute and for recreation, I do NOT believe that bike lanes are needed.  Use of non-arterial streets and existing and planned trail system is adequate for needs of the practical cyclists.
67 Biggest issue is just getting my kids to employers that have hired them to work in the transition program as the Tulsa Public School System do not have the funding to send just a few kids downtown from their high school.  They are missing out on job experience and maybe an opportunity for their future endeavors.  INPROVE THE RURAL AND CITY ROUTES BY INCREASING THE NUMBER OF BUSES RUNNING AND HAVE SERVICE PAST 8/9 P.M. Improve the exaust system on the buses so it doesn't pollute the air.Right now with the economy so bad and short fall on revenues we need to help people with transportation 24 hrs. a day.  We can find a job for our kids but many can't drive.  If the city wants to put Tulsa to work lets see about helping people use mass transportation.  If this is done not only will the tax base improve but maybe people will leave their cars at home in the driveway so that our ozone will remain in tack for the next generation..Do as we do bid out like Emsa and hire a private company to get a service here for people to use.  Did not the jail get a private enterprize involved in its operations? Improving mass transportation cuts down on the amount of people driving that shouldn't be driving such as the elderly BUT these people have to be able to shop and go to Drs., etc. 
68Hwy 75, 91 street, riverside to 6 lanes, I44 to 6 lanesget freebees on the bus, donuts, coffee, coupons from local business.  Encourage bus ridingCarpool lane on major highways, ask QT and local gas companies to give free coffee to those who fill up and carpool those companies that are using the frieght avenues, charge them a higher taxSet higher penalties for those who cause accidentsPlease revise the signs at Northbound Riverside and 71st Street.  People who come off Westbound 71st to North Riverside need to yeild or stop to oncoming traffic.  It is NOT a added lane as the sign says since the sign turns into a right turn only for Northbound Peoria.
69No opinion formulated on this issue as yet.Provide economic incentives for development of corridors where people can get goods and services in one place and design the public transit to get them to those places conveniently.No opinion on this issue as yet.No opinion on this issue as yet.Stop building so many new hiways and focus on maintaining the ones we have along with encouraging mass transit and economic corridors.Slow the traffic down.Anmy effective mass transit is not going to happen as long as we continue to have urban sprawl.  So long as the policy makers support this sprawl, the pressure to expand the roadway system to service these more remote locations is going to continue.
70Harvard Ave.-- especially around 51st Street.  Sheridan and Memorial-- especially between Admiral and 41st Street All of the Northside streets-- they are a million times worse than the worst street in mid-town/south Tulsa I-44 widening from highway 75 to the BA/YaleI think that if the public transit system were more reliable and could deliver people to the places that they need to be without so many complicated bus changes and delays, more people would use public transit. This would ensure that the persons who need it due to a lack of other transportation would still be able to get around. 1. Mitigate properly and completely the loss of habitat. (i.e. plant native trees, etc-- and perhaps a 1 Habitat unit lost = 1 habitat unit restored or created elsewhere) 2. Leave as much natural habitat as possible-- including trees.  3. Convince the state to adopt more stringent air quality measures for automobiles-- and reinstate the inspection. (yes, I know this is a long shot)Prove to me that the transportation in/around Tulsa/NE OK is going to increase at the UDOT rate. Come on-- we all know they inflate their numbers. However, forced to chose, I would say-- 1. air, 2t. rail and highway, 4. bargeThe state and local government needs to learn to live within their means (income). Furthermore, this arguement is severely weakened with the amount of money that the elected Congressional officials are stating their bill will bring to OK. Also-- fix the correctional facility issues (i.e. overspending, etc) before you tell people that there is no money for transportation. The turnpike prices are outrageos as well, so I refuse to believe that this is really an issue.1. the crappy vehicles on the road-- get them off. 2. enfore the laws of using blinkers, etc. 3. go after people driving without licenses and insurance. 4. Increase the quality of the roads.  5. Inrease the lighting on city streets. 6. Fix the street lights-- longer yellows or something. People run them all of the time. 6 a. enforce the red and yellow lights. 7. Crack down on impared drivers.I know this is a difficult task with everyone wanting something, and I appreciate your efforts.
71I-44, from So. 33rd W. Ave. east to Sheridan; Mingo ave, 31st south to 51st; West 51st St. between South 33rd W. Ave. to Union Ave.; West 71st street between Union Ave. west past So. 33rd W. Ave.; All downtown streets need to be repaved, particularly 7th Street between Denver and Cincinnati. Only answer is to increase the budget; service was already inadequate and has only become more so - cuts in this area should not be tolerated.  On the westside, we have such poor public transportation routes that those of us who would like to use it have to drive our car too far to even catch a bus - same out south. Tulsa could be making a lot more money from public transportation if routes were widened and consistent.Simply have buses stick to the main thoroughfares and not run directly through neighborhoods - main side streets and avenues can always be used, same as school bus routes, etc.  Also maintain the buses so that they do not pollute so much.Keep the airlines going and the airports maintained, and promote barge passage.Divert some of the ridiculous spending the City does now on projects that are unnecessary, such as replacing the three blocks of main street in downtown Tulsa; this was a stupid and costly plan and will benefit no one, other than the extra six or seven cars who will now have a place to park on the mall.  Use those funds toward better transportation system.Firm patrols of speed, whether on the highways or waterways; have the highway work done more speedily, and get someone in the City planning department who actually has a good idea for getting work done timely.  Avoid having too many projects going at one - get a few going and finish them up before wrecking all of Tulsa with 50 small plans that cause confusion and are time consuming.Those of us who would like to see Tulsa improved are disappointed in the way the City has handled streetwork, building, etc in the past; we are losing are reputation as a clean, progressive City.  I have lived in Tulsa for 56 years, and this is the first time I have ever been embarrassed to tell people where I live.  Our City is mismanaged, undermainted, and has become trashy and dirty, with garbage and unmowed highways.  Very embarrassing to bring out-of-towners here now.
72Widen Sheridan south of 81st, widen 81 from Sheridan to highway 169, and widen 91st from Sheridan to highway 169. Finally, make the Creek expressway toll free from highway 169 to highway 75.N/AN/AA deep water port for the City of Tulsa would be helpful for economic developement.Reduce taxes on fuel costs.While I was born and raised in Tulsa I have lived all over the US, and Tulsa in my opinion has some of the most rude drivers in the country. Driving laws need to be much more strictly enforced.The expressway to Bixby and the Creek expressway must be toll free or economic developement will continue to be stiffled.
73Many 2 lane "section line" streets in south Tulsa (such as Yale)are backed up for blocks during peak times.    These need to be expanded to at least 4 lanes.The private sector provides some of this through cab service.   Perhaps some sort of "dial a ride" service could be researched - but I don't know how cost effective that would be.   I doubt that the existing bus service, while reduced, will actually be eliminated.Continue INCOG's support of the Tulsa trails system.   Encourage the use of natural gas or other alternative fuels particularly with vehicle fleets. This is a little out of my area of expertise. . . .  Position yourself to be aware of any opportunites that might come along as well as funding for transportation infrastructure.A combination of things including keeping open dialog with elected officials at all levels (to insure support), monitoring local and state transportation contracts to insure that our tax dollars are being spent wisely, and partnering with the OTA where feasible.Enforcement of speed limits, wearing of safety belts, and crackdown on drunk drivers.   I think the FAA has air travel covered.Have a great day!
74 Why cannot I just get a bus and not fight the horrible traffic? We keep making more  streets, not sidewalks. More streets, not bus shelters!   Must have more $$ to restructure bus system. Riding the bus must be user-friendly. In a city this size, a bus should be a convenient alternative to work/shopping, NOT JUST THE ONLY MEANS to get to the doctor/shopping.  Because the system is so inefficient, drivers do not even consider the bus as an alternative.  Tulsa is a totally suburban  city. People do not even think of WALKING anywhere. There are so few sidewalks or bike paths that the mind-set remains in the car.   Tulsa MUST go to other cities, admitting we need help, and learn how a bus-system works. Every city is different, with its unique history and spurts of development,  but there IS an answer. Why do we pay our city government?  One of our paid entities should visit other ciies, learn how other ciies handle the bus system.... .   It's time to ask for help.  Tulsa has failed us. We MUST stop our isolationism. We have the mind-set that we are the pioneers and must grow,grow, GROW. Our oil-base $$ life is gone.  Let's take care of basic needs, quality.   Why cannot I get a city bus, instead of drive into horrid traffic? Buses could be smaller, more efficient, more frequent. MUST GET RID OF BUS GASOLINE ENGINES!!!!  Perhaps if the bus shows Tulsa can cover ---- miles with alternative fuel, home vehicles would change, too. The $ set for roads MUST be shared with bus system/ possible rail.No new streets without sidewalks/bike pathsFor me to go to work, from 15th to Pine St, I must take 2 buses,1 1/2 hours. To drive, I take 10-15 min.   SOMETHING'S WRONG.  I trust my city to do something.
75Lewis between 21st Street and 51st Street - too narrow for 4 lane traffic 61st Street between 145th E. Ave.(BA) and 169 highway 169 highway north of I44 bridge to H244 loopEnsure neighborhoods and community service areas (shops, health services, schools, etc.) are linked with paths for alternate transportation (biking, walking, scooters, etc.).  Much has been done in the recent past to improve this and we should continue with the path network.  Also, ensuring these areas are well lit and secure would help in some areas.I don't have a better idea on this point than what is already being done with Up with Trees and providing decorative concrete barriers for high traffic areas.  Most neighborhoods would likely provide the labor to plant trees at their entrances if they were provided by the city.I don't have a suggestion on this point.Ensure competitive bidding for highway construction projects.  (This has probably been in effect for some time - if so, then just keep doing it.) Add a 1/2 penny (or other amount) per gallon of fuel purchased.  The people who use the roads should help pay for it.  The more you drive, the more you pay.  Businesses who haul freight or utilize public roads as part of their livelihood could pay a flat rate each year to keep from over-taxing them or causing them to pass high rates to consumers.Need to see stricter enforcement of covered loads for dirt, sand and aggregate haulers. Establish a law prohibiting use of cell phones while driving in school zones. Need tougher enforcement of driving violations involving alcohol.   
76US 169 Highway from I44 to Kansas Interstate 44 from Sheridan to Arkansas River Lewis, Harvard, Yale, & Sheridan from I244 to the south East 31st South & East 51st S from Lewis to the east (Memorial) East 76th North, East 86th North, and E 116th N from basically Garnett to westTax fuel enough to get more people to use public transportation... economy of scale.  Use the extra tax revenue for assisting mass transit and additional road/bridge repairs throughout Oklahoma.  Gasoline is still cheap, but purchasing, insuring, and properly maintaining a vehicle is not.See above.  The majority knows (deep down) that mass transit is the answer whether they admit it or not!  The sense of freedom and control one gets while driving will not be given up easily.  Gradually educating each generation about the real economic and environmental issues and giving them the ability to see beyond the "sexy" automobile commercials will be difficult if not impossible.  We live inside a huge political capitalistic economic machine.None, let them tear up the roads, bridges, and environments in other states.  Oklahoma needs to dedicate itself to becoming a "brain trust" instead of a manual labor state.  We need attactrations for knowledge workers, health professionals, engineers, etc.  I'm not sure what the attractions might be but Oklahoma certainly needs to get away from the cheap, dumb, "dirty", roughneck laborer supplier attitude.See number 2 above... and no I did not look ahead on the questions.People die in all kinds of accidents every day and cars are getting safer every day.  Most of the severe accidents I have seen were due to obvious driver negligence which is not readily controllable.  Continued driver education (throughout life), retesting for driver's licenses, "smarter" traffic signals, good highway signage, and roads designed to keep even traffic flows should help somewhat.Thank you for asking me to participate.
77There is no good north-south corridor connecting mid-town with the neighborhoods to the South.  Traffic on Peoria, Lewis, Yale, Harvard, Sheridan and Memorial is typically congested and controlled with numerous traffic lights.  The result is that those in mid-town must travel to and from US-169, Riverside Drive or US-75 or remain content to use the existing roads.       
78Most of the streets in the business core of downtown Tulsa need to be replaced and made level.  It is embarrassing to drive with visitors in downtown.  The plan to return one-way streets to two-way traffic needs to be implemented and trees, park benches, litter containers, and other amenities installed along with non-polluting street lights.  Too often the term "improvement" means "widening."  The East/West local streets in south Tulsa do NOT need to be turned into 5 or six lane expressways that only divide and isolate various developments and housing "additions."  Streets such as 81st, 91st, 101st, and 111th should be widened to three lanes with the center lane reserved exclusively for left hand turns into "additions" and at intersections.  At intersections a fourth, right-turn-only lane should be added.  Widening intersections to five and six lanes ala 91st and Mingo is a recipe for major accidents as people rush (10 to 20 mph over the posted speed limit) to beat their "competitors" through the intersection.  The three lane street with a fourth lane for right turns at intersections will flow smoothly and be much safer for people turning left into and out of housing developments.  Sidewalks/bike paths on these and similar streets are needed.  Give the residential areas of south Tulsa and Broken Arrow a chance to become neighborhoods rather than race grids for people in a hurry.This is a very complex issue that demands creativity and long term solutions in addition to the short term solutions.  We need to plan now for a light rail system in Tulsa County that will link downtown Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby and Sand Springs as well as reach to Skiatook and eventually to Bartlesville.  Bus and van links between neighborhoods and the light rail are also needed, along with parking at the rail stations.  In the meantime, perhaps some incentive to riders as well as employers whose employees use public transit is in order.  Smaller buses and vans that reach into neighborhoods and are cheaper to buy and operate might work.  Perhaps incentives for people to car pool might also help.  A volunteer corps who can transport people to doctor's appointments and on errands and be reimbursed for mileage is another possibility.First, see my answer to question #1.  Second, see my answer to question #2 with regard to a light rail system and car pooling.  Third, stop building new roads and extending sewers into green fields.  Turn the developers inward on Tulsa's cities and towns and older neighborhoods.  In-fill and redevelopment of older neighborhoods will take advantage of existing infrastructure and not impact undeveloped areas.  Allow/require street level commercial zones to develop that are pedestrian friendly and incorporate mixed-use commercial, office, residential buildings fronting on streets or "squares" so that people can walk to doctors' offices, small grocery stores, dry cleaners, shoe repair, bakeries, coffee shops and book stores, for example.  Require all public vehicles (police, fire, city/county/state cars and trucks) and all transit venicles to convert to hydrogen fuel cell and/or electric power so that those vehicles, at least, are not contributing to hydrocarbon air pollution.  Longer term, provide incentives/require the regional (as opposed to long-haul) commercial vehicle fleets to convert to fuel cell or alternative technology.  Convert to non-polluting street and commercial zone lighting.  Put overhead utilities underground when repairing or widening to three lanes or adding sidewalks.Improve the linkages between all modes with the emphasis on rail, air and barge to facilitate movement of cargo into, out of, and through the region on the bulk carrying, lower cost modes.  Assume that air will become more of a bulk carrying mode and plan accordingly.Make sure that Oklahoma's federal transportation taxes are used in OK.  See my answer to #3.  Stop the ever-expanding road network and turn the focus back to land already served by roads and by the (future) light rail system.  Make sure that road and other transportation infrastructure design and construction are robust enough that we are not repairing and rebuilding constantly.  Make sure quality materials and practices are followed and that specifications are met in the actual construction.  Then, enforce weight limits on the roads.Enforce speed limits more visibly and actively.  Give tickets for tail gating and other unsafe driving habits including failure to signal a turn and unsafe merging on and off highways.  Improve highway on-ramps and off-ramps so drivers have more room to slow down when exiting or accelerate when merging.  See answer to #1.  Do not turn local streets into drag strips by widening them.  Do a better job of driver training. 
79I am concerned that traffic counts are the dominant factor in decisions, yet some of the most-needed repairs are less utilized.  I see a need to improve admiral and pine in north Tulsa and Southwest Blvd in west Tulsa.The transit leadership has been terrorized by budget cycles and has not made the best choices under those conditions. They are pushed into bad routes and infrequent service by the squeaky wheels as well.  I am in favor of fewer routes and more frequent service.  An every other mile grid would suffice for almost all.Reduced parking rates and tolls for green vehicles or carpoolers would be nice.  Reduced Reid vapor pressure gasoline should be the law as well.  Let's bring back inspections to OklahomaBarge works well in Tulsa.  I believe we should also lower trucking speed limits in metro areas too.Add to the federal gas tax...it is one of the most fair ways to properly tax the citizenry and changes are easily passed on to consumers over time.Slow down traffic...add better guardrails to the interstate.  ban trucks from secondary arterials if possible...Give Barbara Gibson a raise...
80Yale from Amiral south to ar least 91st st south 51st South 4 lane from Garnett to as far as possible to the East 61st South 4 lane from HWY 169 crossing east as far as possible Provide these folks the same service the handicapped are given. Have them call in advance to schedule a ride. Everyone can plan their own day.Route trucks passing through Tulsa and not stopping in Tulsa to avoid using what we call Skelly bypass to go through the City. Let those trucks be routed on 244 and Hwy 75 S to I44No opinions - I am not well versed in this area.Use a system similar to the Turnpike authority -sell revenue bonds for construction and devise a payback schedule from the users.Make it the number one priority for local law enforcement to reduce the rampant red light runners. I have talked to out of town visitors. None of them can believe how many cars routinely run red lights. Second priority the offensive drivers who speed and take dangerous chances. Take their licenses away for a first offense.Thank you for asking for my opinions
81I-44!!!!!!!!!!Yale to the River, I-44/244 split to the east nawhat are the "negative" impacts and by what standard is any 'issue' or impact tested against reality.Let the market determine which system should be used and plan and use priorities to push that system.I can not answer this because you assume that the resources are not keeping up. What resources are not keeping up and are they current resources being used for other purposes.na 
82LIGHTING     is my major concern at this time.  The exit off Highway 169 to 76th St. N. in Owasso is too dark to really see in bad  weather or after dark.    Also my apprehension about going to Tulsa has been increased after reading about many of Tulsa's street and highway lights being turned off to save money in the city budget.Hourly mini-buses from the suburbs plus hourly stops at all the Tulsa bus stops would be a great help.   Best of all would be  Dial-A-Shared Ride,  but that could get very expensive as a system.There are improved diesel fuels on the market,  also improved diesel- fueled vehicles which should be substituted for the black-smoke-belching trucks and buses on our roads now.    There are ethanol and soybean fuels available,  also natural gas vehicles,  etc. Urban design and  living is probably the big culprit, though.More freight shifted to railroads,  slower but less dangerous.  The highways are being beaten up by the monster trucks,  and the small (energy-efficient) passenger car is in a risky situation traveling  on the same highway as the freight trucks,  even if the drivers are well-trained and courteous.Increase in fuel taxes probably most equitable.Reduce speed limits,  and enforce them.  Raise age of first driver's license to 18.  Require driving certificates signed by personal optometrist for those over 80 for the elderly who wish to drive on the highways.  Stiffer sentences for driving under influence of drugs or alcohol.Bicycle trails between cities are a good idea for the young people-- might work,  surely good for the environment,  successful in many places.
83I-244 widened to 3 lanes at the I-44 eastbound interchange, traffic always backs up there at rush-hour; All of the major streets in South Tulsa widened: 81st, 91st, 101st, 111th, Yale, Sheridan, Mingo, Garnett;  Better drainage systems on flood prone streets like South Lewis and others;  Resurfacing of bridges on unramp to I-244 from 169 North bound; Smooth out railroad crossings on 41st and 51st streets by Memorial and on Mingo and Garnett.We could have Rush-hour commuter rail service from Broken Arrow, Owasso, and Sand Springs to downtown Tulsa from 7:00-9:00 and 4:30-6:00, this would be beneficial for Ozone Alertness also;  Use smaller buses, we have rather large buses for the small number of people who ride them on a daily basis, smaller buses = less expense so do more and less cost. Commuter rail service as mentioned above; On Ozone Alert Days; Have the Turnpike Authority turn lose of their grip on the Creek Turnpike and open it up for free east/west through traffic ie to OKC or Joplin, it seems that the Skiatook monitoring station is usually the ONE, so if traffic was routed further south that might alleviate the problem of an exceedance, the Turnike can still charge if you get off at Yale or Jenks, etc.Updating and improvement of rail lines, ie new rails and railbeds; Deepening and expanding Port of Catoosa and increasing its regional awareness; Move rail switch yards further out of town for greater expansion ability; Have INCOG purchase older currently unused oil and natural gas tankfarms for better regional distribution and income generation and increased pipeline traffic; Assign Truck Lanes through town on the interstates for semi traffic, would result in less congestion on roadways and greater safety, may need additional widening measures though.  More powerful legislators and lobbying to get NE Oklahaoma's fair share of the money away from Ok City and The US Fed; Stricter control on construction contracts and limits on extensions of time, rewards for early completion andc hold accoutable for defects; Have road construction projects guarentee 15 years defect free or free repair to ensure better quality; No favoritism granted for road projects let's have some ethics; Speed projects through so taxpayers see benefit of tax dollars being spent and will want to extend salestax pennies, people will spend if there's a true benefit.    Having assigned Truck lanes through town on Interstates as mentioned in "Freight" section above; Improvements to rail lines and railbeds as mentioned in "Freight" section above; Commuter rail service which would free up some congestion on highways; PSA's (Public Service Announcements) on driver etiquette (turn signals, lane changes, etc.); Move rail lines and switch yards outside of city in case on terrorism or accidental spilling of chemicals; A proactive approach to snow and ice removal in the winter.  Have road grading equipment on retainer from const. companies to be used for quicker snow removal on streets.  Move snow off streets, just don't spread sand and salt on top of the snow, that will cut down of refreezing of ice, ruts and street deterioration, do the job once right.Let's be proactive in our approach and not try to play catchup anymore. Scrap antiquated ideas for new ones.  We have set back and let the area expand without there being an adeqaute infrastructure.  Now we have the turnpike around the south side of Tulsa to assist future growth needs. The turnpike's good but it's not enough. Let our highway construction plan the course of future development.  Let's aggresively attack our problems and build for the future needs not for the present.  Constantly revisit the ideas in "Destination 2030" for possible improvement and the meeting of those goals.  There was no specific item above addressing future water needs for the area.  Is that need being addressed, we should have new water towers constructed in south Tulsa and other growth areas and updated pumping equipment throughout the system.  
84I firmly believe that before homes and businesses are built in any area, the streets should be built first.   The traffic congestion on the 71st street corridor was ridiculous before the street was widened.  This should never happen again.  (I'm sure it will, though.)  Currently 81st street from Sheridan to the east needs to be widened.  Also, streets closer to mid town and Riverside drive need desperate attention.What kind of question is this?!?  If mobility is vital to our everyday life, then the transit system shouldn't reduce service.  If it was more "user friendly" with smaller busses (or vans) travelling throughout the city on a frequent basis, possibly more people would use the services.strict pollution control requirements for automobiles. less waiting at intersectons.I don't have much experience here but off the top of my head, I would say diversity is the key. Once again, being "user friendly" to those who need to travel through the city would encourage those who might have a choice. This does not mean allowing dangerous substances or massive sized multi trailer trucks to make our inner city highways dangerous.  Look for more federal funding.I feel strongly about this question.  Lower speed limits on highways going through the city. Crack down on tailgaters and those who don't use turn signals. Do a massive campaign to educate drivers on proper driving techniques such as signals, merging, car lengths between cars on the highway, friendly "golden rule" suggestions, etc.  FIX the red/yellow light problem.  Red light runners need to be ticketed, however, the timing of the yellow lights must be improved to allow people who are going the speed limit to make it through the intersection without having to slam on the brakes or run a red light. This happens to me often and I am neither a speeder nor a red light runner (at least I don't try to be.) Because I work out of my car as a sales rep, I drive many hours of every day.  The yellow lights are a joke.They cause me to hit red lights or slam on my brakes (or just brake too fast).  They need to be fixed.I did not want to put my phone number on this form.  Please do not call. Thank you
85 I write this letter in response to your stirring Vision 2025.  I have heard a list of items to be addressed by your proposal and believe it lacks an important focus for the City - LIGHT RAIL.  ¶If you want to invest in Tulsa's future - keep the commerce flowing between surrounding communities, then please, please investigate the role of light rail in Tulsa County.  ¶There is already in existence a LIGHT RAIL OF OKLAHOMA agency trying to break open legislation for the OK City area and trying to establish service to Witchita [sic], KS.  ¶But Tulsa needs it own efforts - independently researched and examined in order to provide, safe (relatively speaking) efficient and clean transportation for Northeast Oklahomans.  Rail provides:  ¶1) An alternative to ozone-layer-producing automobiles.  ¶2) A safe, affordable transportation system for the elderly.  a. I recently heard of an elderly driver who ploughed with his vehicle into a commercial establishment killing 6 or 7 people.  He no doubt had a stroke or aneurism.  b. I know of a 68-year-old diabetic who, in otherwise ecellent health, lapsed into a coma during a drive on south Memorial Drive, went 3 miles before drifting to the right side, hit an easement ditch, rolled over, landed up right and survived without a scratch, (The car was totalled)  This incident happened about 3 or 4 years ago. - but barely.  ¶3. Safe, affordable transportatin for mothers with young children.  a. The children can get up, walk around, use the rest rooms and play game in their seat and buy food - all while the trip is progressing - no need to stop, find a suitable area or wait for a gas or fast food establishment.  b. Children will not need to be strapped in rigid devices for five or six hours at a time!  Even T.V.s in cars, or hand held computer games lack the appropriate and necessary freedom to move.  ¶4. Travel to Tulsa from Bartlesville, Claremore, Chouteau, Pawhusk, Okmulgee, Oswasso [sic], Adair, Hugo, Drumright, Vinita, Miami and Talequah [sic] would all be more attractive and convenient.  Once the young mothers, children and elderly travel by train, they can get a cab, bus or rent a car - or perhaps there would be specially-assigned shuttles to meet the trains and take them to 1) a mall, or 2) strip shopping center 3) medical facility or 4) restaurant! Whenever the city thinks, or plans to provide services for those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder, it becomes a great city.  Whenever, it accommodates, welcomes and encourages the outlying areas, it does best what a city can do - provide special opportunities and services because it is a population center.  Such efforts help the citizens feel it is a gracious and stimulating environment.  Tulsa already provides jobs - now, it can solve the recurring Ozone, EPA-danger-list issue with a wonderful alternative.  ¶Plus, the times I've gone to Oklahoma City or Okmulgee I wished I could read, stitch on a project, or write - instead of following behind or being in front of, someone going the same direction, the same place as me, all using double, triple the fuel needed to.  Just think what a joint venture to establish rail service between Tulsa and Oklahoma City would do for relations between the towns? - not to mention commerce?  Please consider having one or two members of your staff give a serious look at a long-term, but exciting alternative to the noise, greedy automobile.  ¶P.S.  Thank you for reading this hand-written proposal.  I have a computer - a PC, but it is not secure.  Perhaps I will be able to get a laptop some day.     
8681st Garnett to Riverside 91st Garnett to Riverside 101st Garnett to Riverside Riverside (River Road) Creek Turnpike to Memorial 36th Street North, Gilcrease Expressway to Sheridan Gilcrease Westbus systemWith the improvements in mobility, air polution will go down.  The environmental impacts can be mitigated and the projects should be funded to address the environmental issues.highway and arterial grid need to connected.Support the isolation and protection of the fuel taxes to be reserved more for transportation related uses.Enforcement of laws, Improve overloaded roadways, and review traffic operations.Thank you for the opportunity.  These views are not necessarily those of COT administration or Public Works Department.
871 - Yale Aven from 71st to 96th St.:  Widen to at least 4 lanes - preferably 6 lanes.  2 - Riverside Ave to Yale:  Improve to 4 lanes.  3 - Bridge across arkansas on Yale Ave to Yale st. in Bixby:  Build a toll bridge.  4 - OTA - Creek Turnpike:  Signage is not vey clear or concise.  81st from Mingo to Lewis:  Widen to 4 lanes.The answer is to improve the public transportation - basically more buses.  Maybe some smaller buses.Increase gasoline tax by 75 cents a gallon so we pay as much as Europeans and Asians who all rely on public transportation.  Where necessary, use manmade & natural sound barriers.  Long range planning, like you are doing, can also help in this aspect.  Keep pushing up with trees.Not sure. More trains and cleaner trucks engines. Mare water movement.  Have some encouragement & better signage so trucks will bypass I-44 Tulsa & take Creek Expressway.  Give them a lower toll.- Continue you to qualify for federal funds.  - Continue w/sales tax.  - Use toll roads and bridges.  - Use a new 2-cent/gal. gasoline tax.  We are below our neighborsNot sure.  Speed bumps in neighborhoods.- Build low water dame in Jenks & Bixby & that will entice more use of Riverside & new toll bridge.   - Keep neighborhoods involved.  District councilor need to communicate more.  - Build a walkway/ramp above Riverside at 81 St.
88I44 I169make sidewalks - increase vehicle licenses fees and fuel taxes to subsidize mass transitstop underwriting urban sprawl - have sidewalkskeep highways in good conditionincrease vehicle licenses fees and fuel taxesenforce the speed and stop light laws 
89You are way behind on fixing all of the major through-way streets that have not been widened.  Why has Broken Arrow been able to do and Tulsa has not? If they have the funds, why doesn't Tulsa.  I have never understood that! Also having the major streets in one mile increments is great for understanding the road system for the area but there are not enough through-streets in case of "bottle-necking" traffic.  Your just plain stuck when it happens.  Case in point: last Christmas Eve when the snow storm came so quickly, my daughter who was out doing some Christmas shopping was stuck for an extremely long time because she had no other choices to turn off the road she was on.  N/AIf you are speaking of water runoff or flooding when refering to the natural environment, this definately should be carefully planned and engineered and supervised.  However wildlife habitats are not a reasonable excuse to not do what needs to be done for development of any kind. Who is the higher form of life on this earth? Do we so idolize wildlife that progress for human life is altered or hampered? It seems so! I do believe that we should take precautions and be as respectful as we can to animal life but not to the point that we can do nothing because we happen to come upon a "wildlife habitat." Hogwash!!!!! NoneDon't know enought about income and outgo of the city's funds.(1) make license renewals necessary every 2-3 years instead of 5 years so that you can do mandatory testing (both written and eye) for the aged (2) require vehicle safety inspections with license renewals so that vehicles are kept maintained i.e. tires, lights, signals (3) create a system where all insurance companies report to you certain activities on vehicular insured accounts so that you are assured that all people who have vehicles have the required insurance.None
90Expressways and arterials.  The Ease/West streets need to be improved the most.  Riverside should a parkway all the way to Memorial.  Remove legal barriers that make using rail so inefficient.  Improve our rail system, get the trucks off the highways.Ensure that all of these important quality of life services are available at or very near one location.  Legal barriers to recieving medical advice/services and pharmaceutical products over the phone and internet need to be removed.  Proximate employment oppourtunities can come from increased zoning density.  Increased zoning density would help with other transportation related quality of life issues as well.  Increase the zoning density. Fund and regulate, to reduce any negative impact, public parking in areas such as Brookside and Cherry Street.  Provide for more pedestrian/bike trails.  Provide greater incentives for development inside the IDL.Removal the legal barriers that make using rail so much more inefficient than trucks.Toll roads.  Fuel taxes.  Toll bridges.  Reduce the regulation of railroads. Remove the legal barrirers that make rail so inefficient.  This should reduce the number of large trucks on the road and increase the amount of freight on the rail system.  It costs alot less to build and maintain a rail system than a highway system.  However, it is much cheaper and more efficient to use trucks because the roads are subsidized (so are the rails) and the laws the regulating trucking favor commerce.  The laws that regulate railroads semm to ingore the big picture: that railroads are part of our system commerce.  No more, today railroads are a dinosaur held up only by federal money and gasping for relief from excessive anti-competitive laws and regulations.  
911. Highway 169 all the way to the airport needs a complete 3 lane capability.  The current 'half-way' measure is a good start, but the narrowing down near I-244 is the cause of of many rear-end collisions.  2.  Finish once and for all the work started on I-44 to widen it.  This has been going on for years.  I don't know.  The public transportation system in Tulsa is rather limited.  It would be impossible for me to use it, even if I needed too.  I hope the areas that contain the folks who need it are better served than South Tulsa and the Tulsa International Airport area.I am not sure about this question, but I do know that the Bridle Trails community has been hit hard by the effects of water runoff caused by the rampant developement of many car dealerships and other paved areas to the north and in the watershed that feeds Fry Ditch Creek which in turn meanders through Bridle Trails.  We have been subject to more flooding in the last 5-10 years than all the years previous, according to long term residences.  No solution is apparently possible, except buyouts of the residences affected the most.   There are already so many trucks on the states major roads that I guess they will be even more crowded and poorly maintained at time goes on.  And to make matters even worse, they are all turnpikes...  I detest them.  Those toll roads are a complete embarassment to this state.Spend more time keeping the secondary roads in decent repair before they are destroyed rather than leave them virtually unattended until they are deteriated beyond repair.  Better drainage of secondary roads would better protect the asphalt.Safety is one thing that is first the responsability of the vehicle operator.  Oklahoma is not very high on the use of seatbelts.  I think a serious campaign to promote seat belts and perhaps a stiff punishment for those found negligent in thier use in an accident or incident would be in order.  I am not a proponent of passive restraints other than seat belts.   Police officers and Highway Patrol should be more attentive to item and debris scattered on the roadway.  I realize it's time consuming and dangerous to remove them from the roadway, but the marked police cruiser is the best thing to slow traffic while while someone, either a highway maintenance man or the policeman himself removes the offending items.  I have seen this problem more in Oklahoma than in any other state and I have seen it ignored by law enforcement personnel very often.  Safety is formost and this is a serious safety issue, if not a very glamorous one. I appreciate the chance to voice my opinions.  It is not easy to put into a few words what I think about this, but I've given it a shot.  
92HWY 169 north of HWY 44 and HWY 75 north of HWY 44Without huge increases in capital, probably not much.  Smaller buses or vans might reduce capital costs somewhat, and the savings could then be used for increasing service to high priority areas needing PT.  But you're never going to get suburbanites out of their cars to commute on PT as long as it is cheaper and more convenient to drive to work.  Lifestyles are just too complex.Build into new corridor construction several areas set aside for the environment, such as greenways, trees and landscapes, and flood control ponds that double as wetlands / ponds for habitat.  Tie them to local school curricula for water quality field studies - getting kids to think about how their lifestyles and community buildings and infrastructure around them affect the environment.Safety and protection of roadways.  Safety should include traffic conditions as well as response to accidental release of chemicals.  Make sure that we are never a "donor state" and that our political representatives work to obtain as much funding as possible.  Educating them about transportation needs and priorities.  Give them reasons to help Tulsa.  I don't mind paying extra at the gas pump as long as the money is dedicated to transp. needs.Nothing slows speeders down faster than aggressive police patrols.  Speeding, tailgating running red lights, etc. can only be controlled by sustained enforcement.  Making it a public priority / policy also educates the people.  Make harsher penalties for impaired driving, particularly repeat offenders.  Public education  alone for traffic safety is ineffective.   
93I personally think that Tulsa City/County has been doing a good job of keeping our streets and highways in fair condition.  The most traveled streets should be given priority.  Well, there is not much can be done without adequate funds. However, with proper funds ... I would recommend Tulsa's northside should be given priority.  Most of them are in a lower income bracket ... and transportation is vital in order for them to raise their standard of living.I'm assuming your are not just talking about the Public Transportation System. Tulsa Transit system doesn't pose as much of an impact on the environment as those who have their own transportation.  Those who manufacture cars could certainly develope more environmental safe cars.I have always thought our rail system was the best way to go.  However, we have let our railroads decline so greatly that it would not be economically sound to even look in that direction.I don't know where you're going with this whole questionnaire ... it seems basically to be surrounding the need for money.  And without a doubt ... raising taxes seems to be the answer to all the problems.So many people die on our highways because of lack of concern for obeying driving laws.  We should start with enforcing the speed limits.  Just try driving the speed limit on our highways ... you'll get run over!  Increase the fines until they slow down. 
94For years the growth pattern for the Tulsa metro area has been to the southeast.  Developers have dictated where public money has been spent by putting in their developments and pushing for roads around them.  Tulsa metro needs to change direction.  The 57th Street bridge, Northwest Loop, and highway projects to the west and north need to be pushed up in priority.  They have been neglected, to the detriment of the whole metro area.We need to downsize the vehicles used in public transportation to a realistic size.  If people could see the continuous use of large busses for a handfull of riders they would be even more ready to support the mass transit funding that is already mandated.  Painting the windows on the busses has concealed the low ridership.  Use analysis to determine ridership and when the larger vehicles are needed.Consider using an electronic identification for riders, by having them push a button to let drivers know there is someone waiting on the route.  If there are no riders, the route might be cut for the day.  Yes, we would still have to pay drivers, but there would be less maintenance, fuel and pollution.    We might also consider developing a senior driver program that would allow qualified seniors to drive others around.  In exchange, the drivers would build up credits toward future transportation.  Smaller vehicles could be used to make the special transportation system work.We should have our planners spend time with the developers of WalMart's transportation system.  They are the leaders in modern transportation methods at this time and may be able to offer something to the country, starting in Tulsa metro.  Develop a way that people could be part of the Tulsa metro transportation service system while building up credits for riding later when they could not get around on their own.  Senior Transportation Exchange could extend the metro area service to a realistic way of getting around for seniors.  Increasing public awareness of the high cost for violating traffic laws may be one way of reducing the number of accidents.  We might also add a dollar to traffic fines for specific metro programs by law enforcement agencies to develop a moving saturation enforcement unit.  I appreciate the opportunity to comment on the transportation planning.  You have a lot of regulations and guidelines that limit your ability to impact the future of our area.  Those limitations should not keep you from coming up with innovative ideas for solving problems.  Asking the public is a good step in the process.  You never know when a great idea will be born.  And, you never know where the idea will come from.
952-lane arterials should be expanded to at least 4-lanes to funnel traffic out of neighborhoods and provide passing lanes for faster traffic.   Transportational bicyclists as well as motorists prefer arterials because they provide direct routes from point A to B, have fewer stops (momentum is a big issue for cyclists), usually have protected crossings (traffic signals or stop signs) where they intersect with other major roads, often are flatter and have better road surfaces. Public Transportation is not being given the priority it deserves.  City streets are built and maintained primarily from property and sales tax revenue.  These same sources of revenue should be used to build and maintain a comprehensive regional public transportation system with priority given to the currently underfunded public transportation system.    Bicycling and walking are also viable options that should be encouraged either by themselves, or combined with public transportation to expand the range and effectiveness of public transportation. Speed limits should be reduced in neighborhoods to 20 mph and strictly enforced.  Speed limits should likewise be reduced within municipalities to no more than 35 mph except for limited access highways.  This includes Riverside Drive where the roar from the speeding traffic significantly takes away from the enjoyment of the adjoining park.  A traffic light is needed at 31st and Riverside.Preference should be given to modes that will have minimal impact on existing traffic congestion as well as noise and air pollution.Part of the problem is increasing sprawl.  It is cheap to buy undeveloped land and build on it, but we all bear the costs of maintaining the ever expanding infrastructure.  New developments should be assessed for all associated costs (indirect as well as direct) related to the increase in traffic.  There could even be a public transportation service fee.  These developers should also cover the cost of putting in sidewalks for pedestrians.  Conversely, INFILL developments should pay a much smaller fee or be rewarded with exemptions.Reduced speeds except on limited access highways and stiffer penalties for traffic offenders in terms of mandatory driver education and license suspensions.  As a representative of the Tulsa Wheelmen, a full-time bicycle commuter and a League of American Bicyclists Certified Cycling Instructor (LCI #1069), I would also like to add that there is a serious problem with motorists not recognizing bicyclists as legitimate road users and also bicyclists who do not know they are required to follow the same traffic laws as motorists.  A widespread education program is needed.  The Tulsa Police Department is in the process of developing a Share the Roads, PR campaign.  INCOG should work with the Tulsa Police Department and other regional Police Departments on this and similar efforts.  In addition, BikeED should be a component of both new driver training and mandatory court-ordered driver's education.Bicycle and Pedestrian friendly communities are healthy, growing communities and great places to live.  Emphasis should be shifted away from so-called transportational bicycle and pedestrian facilities that really have a recreational focus.  Sure, they are popular and are great places to play, but they have limited transportational value and are very expensive.  People need to get to and from real places...from their homes to the post office, or to work, or to the store, or to church, or to school…  Emphasis should be placed on providing pedestrian facilities ALONGSIDE all City Streets and encouraging use of EXISTING streets and roads for bicycle traffic.  Promoting bicycle traffic on existing streets and roads is much more cost effective than building a whole new transportation system.    In addition, public transit should be viewed as a vital and required part of our transportation system, on par with streets and roads.  It is wrong to think of it as discretionary spending. 
96Because I use the "River Road" most often to get to my destination in Tulsa I think this needs to be a four lane road.  Since moving down here over 30 years the traffic has increased greatly on this road.   If not the increase to a four lane at least please look at the bridge at approximately 111th.  It will not take two lanes of traffic for much longer.I really have no answer for this problem. I think Tulsa is doing a great job in this area, but people have to remember that we need to grow and not complain so much when a new street needs to be in their area.In my opinion we are doing a great job here but I am not in that business.I think the  amount of taxes we pay on gasoline should be increased in order for everyone to pay their fair share.  IE not just property holders to pay, but the out of town traffic as well. I was excited about the 2025 passing and voted for it but I do not think that will pass again if the economy stays the way it is.Something should be done about the running of STOP signs.  It is a real problem in my area of town.  Perhaps even increasing the fines further for running red lights, speeding, and driving erratically ( lane changes).I hope that if Boeing does not come to Tulsa we can resubmit some of the projects that were on the 2025 plan in the beginning.  Like the plan for 121st and north to Riverside Parkway. Thank you INCOG for the job that you are doing.
97Skelly Bypass Mingo between 51st and 81st. 91st between Delaware and Memorial. Disignate peak transit times (transit blocks)  this would reduce operating hours but still provide transportation at critical times.Continue to educate the public on the importance of sustainable development.  Continue with a regional transportation plan.  Implement destination point mass transit from the suburns into and from the urban areas (limited stop transporation).I think that all forms of transportation are important, but we need to put more resources into our air and barge systems.I would continue to try to fund transportaion needs with use taxes, i.e. fuel taxes.  This way if you use you pay.  To many people are distracted by the use of cell phones.  Make cell phone use while driving illegal.   
981.  46th Street North, also known as the Port Road, from Highway 169 east to the Port, is too narrow and well worn from the heavy traffic on it all the time.  This road deserves much better treatment, including widening to at least 4 lanes, and resurfacing.  Two fatalities in as many days, within in the last couple of months, testify to the need.  (This road should be as nice as 151st Street South is from Highway 75 to Bixby.  That road is beautiful and there is little traffic on it by comparison.)  2.  I would also like to see south Yale and Delaware/Riverside significantly improved, from the Creek Turnpike, south to 121st Street.  Homeowners in this area pay plenty of taxes of all kinds, and once again there are numerous heavy dump trucks which are running up and down these two streets, tearing the asphalt up.  They should be widened and resurfaced, probably with a concrete surface.  And there is a VERY narrow bridge on Delaware/Riverside, at about 111th Street or so, which is NOT wide enough for a big dump truck (which come down that way constantly) and any other vehicle, even a small car.I have no great answers here.  Public transportation must substantially pay for itself, or at least a high %, and in Tulsa, as spread out as the city is, and as little usage as there seems to be of the transit we have, it is hard to envision justification for a higher level of service.Again, I have no great ideas here - sorry!I think the answer to this question can be found by contacting businesses which ship significant amounts of freight.  In particular, businesses not currently located in Tulsa but which might consider this area attractive, should be asked what kind of transportation improvements would help lure them here.  I feel our roads are pretty well behind many other major cities, but it's possible that improvements to rail would also be attractive to business.  As I understand it, the Port is already a big draw for any company interested in barge shipping.First we should examine revenues already collected from those utilizing public transportation.  For example, turnpike tolls, gasoline taxes, vehicle registration and tag fees, driver's license fees.  We ought to examine where that money is going.  A recent ad campaign said less than half of our gas taxes (if I remember it right) were actually used for road and bridge maintenance and projects.  I'd emphasize redirecting these $ to pay for the improvements needed by those who pay the taxes, first.  Second, I would examine the various agencies involved in transportation projects and see where duplication, redundancy, and unnecessary management or support expense might be able to be eliminated, thus redirecting additional funding to actual road projects.  Last, of course, is the need to look at tax revenues and evaluate whether they are sufficient.  But this should be a last choice.Improvements to our most dangerous intersections should be high on the list.  As I mentioned in #1, widening roads such as the Port road and others which carry BOTH a lot of heavy traffic along and a lot of automobiles, should be a high priority.Thanks for asking.  Nothing else I can think of.
99I-44 widening needs to be continued to the Hhighway 75 interchange. Highway 75 South of I-44 needs to be widened.Look closely at the routes that the bus system takes.  They should go near the medical centers, the shopping centers, the areas of high business traffic.Even though the streets are widened, the speed doesn't need to increase.  The faster the cars are going, the more polution they produce.  It's OK to have a six lane major arterial street, but bring the speed down to 35-40 so that people enjoy the drive and the landscape improvements that were made.  This will also improve the environment for the pedestrians using the new sidewalks.Again, most goods, I believe, are moved by highway.  We need to continue the I-44 widening and widen Hwy 75 south of I-44.  Having some big warehouse facilities on the outskirts of town may reduce the number of large trucks in the city, if they can drop their loads for smaller trucks to distribute goods in and around the city.Stop syphoning the funds away for other projects.  Institute the lottery for the education system which could release the much needed funds for transportation.Speed kills.  Reduce the speed limit on the surface streets and on the highways.  Also, more enforcement of red-light runners. 
100Highway 69 and Highway 51Provide a reliable transportation system to persons in these counties, particularly for work purposes.I think public transportation would have only a positive effect.  These people are desperate for this much needed service.I think highway transportation should have the priority.Add more taxes--I think if people knew what the taxes would be used for, they would be more able to vote for this.Enforce wearing a seat belt, improve the condition of the highways. 
10175 north and south/ 169 north and south (both lanes north of 61st.)i have thought long and hard on this and i am convinced that the people in charge of tulsa transit and the people who controll their buget should be required to ride the bus to work for one week. the system is not reliable. i stood at a stop for 5 hours waiting for a bus it never came even though it was scheduled. the transit system is horable and needs to be revised if it is ever going to work. we are spoiled here because most of us have cars and thet is really the only way to get around. if you go to any other comprable city in the U.S. you will find an excellent transportation. better public transportationbridges/ almost every where you go to get out of tulsa you have to pay a toll either lessen the tolls or get rid of most of them so they have the opportunity to travel through here and sepnd more money in our area than being deturred by tollsDONT SPEND MONEY ON STUPID STUFF!!!   more public saftey officers patrolling. better guard rails. better road markings ie painted lines  
102Arterial streets that have not yet been improved but which already bear substantial traffic due to development of the lands along such streets -- for example, East 81st and 91st Streets between South Delaware Avenue and South Memorial Drive.Subsidize the public transportation system, and encourage the development of residential facilities in close proximity to office and commercial developments so that people can live closer to their jobs.Encourage more aggressive screening and landscaping along major thoroughfares, and encourage the development and improvement of automotive technologies that offer less air pollution.Provide segregated facilities for freight transportation through Tulsa, with centralized distribution centers, so that long trains don't have to stall automotive traffic at crossings and heavy trucks don;t have to threaten smaller cars on highways.Use currently available technology in construction of improvements to reduce or eliminate waste and "planned obsolescence" and devote the funds saved to such additional needs.Increase penalties for traffic violations and provide strict enforcement of traffic laws; many traffic fatalities are the result of intoxicated drivers who have no incentive not to drive intoxicated because the penalties are so mild. 
103Widen 81st from 129th E Ave to Lewis and 91st. from 129th to Delaware. It is unbelievably congested on these roads from 3:00-6:30 PM. and in the mornings before school.  Find out the routes most needed and used and eliminate the least used. In areas where there is no service...have business start a shuttle service for a fee including all businesses in need of public transportation. Encourage "ride sharing" within companies like large cities do.  Public transportation is the best way but until we have sidewalks so people can get to bus/train stops you will never succeed in getting people to use public trans. What would New York, Chicago, or any city with a successful PT system be without sidewalks!! Plus some could safely ride bike to work.Will Rogers and Turner Turnpikes should be 6 lanes and cars onluy in the outside(fast) lanes.Use money from increased "Sin Taxes" for roads.Actually ticket speeders and tailgaters, to do tios you need MORE patrols not less.Require people over 65 to retake all driver's licenses once every 3 years. Require vision tests at everyone's renewal every time. We have nearly blind people driving because they have not had a vision test since they were 16. Go back to safety inspections...charging a minimum of $15, but have them every other years instead of every year. Choose some form of odd/even system.
104Buffalo Red Eagle Lombard County Road Choctaw Ronald Rd Ponca Rd Country Road County Road 2150 3rd Street Pipestem RoadEncourage the churches and community centers to reach out. Give ideas to make these needs aware to those who can help.Not SureThey often slow the traffic down. When possible, have frieghts in separate lane.Maintain a sales tax that would be designated for this purpose.A lot of accidents seem to be caused by kids too young to drive or older people who shouldn't be driving. If we were a little more careful in granting licenses, it could help this process considerably.I think everyone is doing a great job! This is just a few ideas. I love living in the great state of Oklahoma!
10591st from HWY 169 to Riverside PKWY Sheridan from 71st to 101st Mingo from 71st to 101st Follow UPS lead and implement city vehicles to use the alternative energy sourceRemove tolls from highways.  It is an embarassment for so many tolls to be levied in our state in comparison to other states in the U.S.Our state officials should be evaluating other states that do not charge such excessive tolls to determine what income sources are in place.Strict and consistent enforcement of speed limits, road and bridge maintenance set as priorities 
106Lewis is dangerously narrow.  I live in mid-town and avoid "networks of streets and highways" to the extent possible.  We could use wide bike lanes on 21st Street West of the River all the way to Avery Drive.  Bike lanes from the Midland Valley Trail to downtown would encourage more people in our neighborhood to bike or walk to work.   Make the city more walkable and bikable.  Bus routes should focus on areas of low income housing and housing for the disabled and travel through areas where there are grocery stores and sites of employment for many of those who cannot drive, such as health care facilities.  So many low income children rely on the public transit system to get to school that routes should travel near to schools, as well, from areas where those students live.  Encourage in-fill, bury electric and cable lines so they are not damaged by trees, and so trees can be planted without being butchered by AEP/PSO.  Encourage safe cycling and walking. Build neighborhoods with 4 story buildings with retail at street level, offices on second level and flats for varieties of housing on the two top levels.  Streets should be lined with trees instead of billboards and powerlines, with trees nearest to the street and a sidewalk just inside the easement in front of buildings.  parking should be in the rear of buildings so the entrances are inviting and safe for pedestrian traffic.  If neighborhoods had safe pedestrian access to pharmacies, libraries and grocery stores, less parking would be required.  Prohibit building in flood prone areas and make those spaces park space and soccer fields instead of parking lots that collect water or homes that have to be repaired from flood damage(Tulsa has done a great job on this front). Limit fertilizer use that causes phosphoruous build up in city creeks and rivers.  Encourage gardens that rely on noative wildflowers and plants that require infrequent watering.  Limit concrete and above ground power lines and maximize plants to keep the air clean and the city beautiful.    Encourage rail use to keep the large containers off the highways.  Make it easy to use Port of Catoosa with the railways to limit large vehicular traffic.  As gasoline costs rise, the cost-effectiveness of rails and barges should be recognized.Federal money should be used for highways and local money spent on our local streets and trails.  I am not very familiar with transportation funding.  The punitive damages awards in lawsuits could be taxed at rates exceeding 50% (since they are meant to deter, they are line fines anyway) to fund local transportation needs.  Have primary seatbelt laws.  Repeal laws that prohibit evidence of use or non-use of a seatbelt being admitted in evidence in personal injury lawsuits.  Require side airbags.  Cameras at intersections to discourage red light running.  More patrols for speeding on streets frequented by pedestrians and cyclists, especially routes that are close to access points for the city's trail system and along Avery Drive.  Increase moving violations ticket costs again.More cycling trails are needed to give families a safe place to enjoy healthy activities with young children and to attract young professionals to the community.  More trees, fewer power lines and billboards will greatly enhance the beauty of the city.   
107Peoria & Lewis Aves between 31st and 71st StreetsCitizens recently approved all four packages of Vision 2025, there should have been some form of "corporate welfare" included for MTTA.  I speak for a large population of tulsans that rely totally on the bus and who now cannot afford it and will be walking or just not working or going to appointments.  Maybe a bond issue that will assist MTTA to lower its rates would be approved.   Complete ASAP the interstate road improvement projects that are currently underway.I beleive Tulsa county residents have taken the first step toward alieviating that problem by passing the Vision 2025 packages. Re-instating vehicle inspections along with improvements to railroad crossings.  
108I44 and the Brojen Arrow Expressway.  Then North and south bound Memorial, Sheridan and Yale need to be widened.Public transit systems are a necessity.  Your GIS information indicating elderly majority housing and low income housing areas should be the key to where this type of transportation is needed.Alternative fuels are an absolute must.  However, this is a federal action above your action level.  Automobile makers must be forced to make better use of alternative fuels and gas milages in the engines.Rail should be a priority to the medium and heavy industrial and manufacturing areasInitiate all possible action for the state and federal governments to increase the motor, aviation and diesal fuel taxes at least commenserate with our surrounding states or even higher.Greater monitoreing and enforcement of existing laws by law enforcement agencies.  Even lowering the speed limits would help.Finish the "outer loop" Gilcrease Parkway, push hard for widening I44 through Tulsa, too much emphasis is being paid to SH 20 and finish widening US 169 with its intersections at I240
109The widening of I44 from the Turner Tpk to the B.A. Expy and the Mingo Valley Expy from I44 northElevated monorail serving the major destinations in and around Tulsa.Encourage freight to travel by barge instead of rail or truck since you can move many more tons with less horsepower.  This would lessen pollution and decrease wear and tear on the already stressed highway system.Urge Congress to authorize the deepening of the McClellan-Kerr River System from 9' to 12'.  This relatively inexpensive project would increase the carrying capacity per barge with little or no increase in cost of towage.Incentivate new business to come to the area and existing businesses to expand.  More jobs, more employees, more tax base, more funds available for improving infraestructure.Decrease congestion by widening key traffic areas and by shifting truck traffic to barge.We have some of the most qualified steel fabricators in the world, but they are limited by the carrying capacity of our bridges.  They could win more business if the could build the size units in demand today and ship them by road to the waterway.
110northside north and south streets  Lewis, Peoria and Cincinatti.L.L. Tisdale prkwy. also an loop systems of freeways/expressway routes to connect northern Tulsa County and Sperry, Collinsville and Skiatook with I-244,Gilcrease Express "future" expansion.Combine bus stops to major thoroughfares & intersections,with fewer neighborhood stops if safety isn't comprised? Make schools central locations for pick-ups. for example Schools K-5th downtown trips,Middle schools mid-town travel and High schools for cross town travel in all directions.  Have designated routes for transportation systems buses cabs and etc.which could eliminate heavy traffic and idling time causes additional air pollution that effects human life,wildlife and enviroment.  Create an express lane for  each catagory highway, rail,air and barge. Add a sir charge to the business that uses it until it becomes self supporting from the convience of services provided.  Better ways to enter and exit expressways along  with improved lighting.Also shoulders to pull off onto for vehicle problems.  
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112Yale, Riverside Drive, I44 in priority order developing roads that aren't like the Sheridan and Mingo expansions by having them more like 71st street (with landscaping) Get more federal funds to our state or get the US government to use transportation taxes to fully fund the national highway system.  A national tax of Gasoline and Diesel fuel of 5 cpg might be enough to do it if it weren't spent on other thing besides highways!  I think our gaoline and diesel taxes could be raised by 5 cpg without seriously detracting from our affordable living.   The Yale widening I have heard is to be 6 lanes - it seems to me that a 4 lane road and a landscaped center with turn lanes would be more attrative and sufficient for the needs of the people that live here as well as being less expensive.  Designing for the addition of 2 more lanes at a later date would decrease the incremental costs.
113Some major north south corridor across Tulsa, either Yale or Memorial.  Also Riverside Drive.  We also need to finish up I44 from the river east.  (I think it is time to build a road through Maple Ridge and a turnpike starting at 71st and Harvard but you may not want to propose that right now...).Part of the bus usage problem is that we do not market bus availability.  Why can't we publish bus routes that are easy to read with route timings that are predictable?  Cities with subway systems publish route material that is simple and color-coded.  Bus routes could be "sold" the same way.  Such marketing will encourage usage by marginal users.  For habitual or dependent users, give them flash passes with reduced rates.  Also, route buses to the front door of major private facilities and let the private folks build terminals.  Some may think this unfairly subsidizes those businesses by directing traffic to them but the fact remains that such destinations as Woodland Hills Mall are really public institutions.Big transportation routes such as the Broken Arrow Expressway and 169 should have parallel subway routes.  Forget light rail; let's go for the whole enchilada.  Also we need a rail route from Sand Springs, Claremore, and Coweta-Broken Arrow.  Last we need to quit converting existing rail right of way to pedestrian paths.  They look great in some landscape architect's mind but it is too valuable to be throwing away.Start building highways that will handle higher volumes of heavy trucks.  Quit building roads in 6 months when building them in a year would ensure a better, longer-lasting product.  If the public does not like the inconvenience, educate them to the benefits of longer construction times and less maintenance.Increase the tax on gasoline and use the money for something related to transportation rather than welfare.  Encourage all the people who are upset about the military deaths in Iraq to get just half as upset about deaths on Oklahoma highways.  Once those people get motivated someone might do something about traffic enforcement.  Also, ban the use of speed bumps and put cops out there giving jerks tickets, and find some judges who are willing to levy fines. Consider restoring vehicle inspections and enforce the mandatory auto insurance and seatbelt laws.  If we would enforce the laws we have we could make a big dent in the problem.The real problem in mass transportation is getting people from their home to a rail station and from a terminal rail station to their place of business or activity.  Close those segments with publicly subsidized taxis, park and ride lots, and short haul fast leg buses.  Also, someone should examine the "conventional wisdom" that population density is the determining factor in the economic viability of rail systems.  Rail system viability is a function of proper planning.  
1141) Yale Avenue.  I-44 to 121st St So.  Widen to at least 4 lanes.  Prepare NOW to accommodate the increased traffic which will be generated by the new Arkansas River bridge at Yale Ave So.  2) Fast monorail Tulsa-Broke Arrow.  NOW.  Link Oklahoma's 2nd and 3rd largest cities.  Make this Metroplex grow.  Regain leadership from Oklahoma City!!!Public transportation MUST be either a money maker or totally self supporting.  Tax dollars should not underwrite public transportation.Require emission and safety testing of all autos and trucks at least annually (possibly twice).  KEEP JUNK AUTOS OFF THE STREETS ! ! !Limit size of trucks allowed on city streets.  All freight should come to major terminals, transferred, and delivered by small trucks throughout the city.  We must stop spending our short street maintenance funds to accommodate the heavy wheel loads and wide turning radius of "over the road" size trucks.  These huge vehicles, and heavy wheel loads, are destroying our streets faster than we can repair them.  One of the worst offenders (and easiest to regulate) is the size and weight of concrete trucks.See response to 4 above.  Adequate financing will be available if we control the SIZE and WEIGHT of trucks on our streets -- this will drastically reduce our maintenance costs, and we'll have money to burn for capital improvements."Safety"Officers" [sic] and "Police" is an oxy-moron.  Call them what you will -- they should be concerned with SAFETY totally.  They should NOT spend their time "hiding in the bushes" for speeders -- just to generate funds for the city.      ALSO, use every police vehicle for two shifts, and maintain it on the third shift.  NEVER ALLOW police to drive their vehicles like "personal autos" to after hours jobs, and to and from their homes!!!All trucks on all highways and multilaned streets should be REQUIRED to stay in the right hand lane except to pass; also, all truck speed limits should be at least 10mph slower than allowed for passenger cre, EVERYWHERE.  This is perhaps the single greatest safety item that exists, and would greatly enhance the quality of usage of all our highways and streets.
115U.S. 75 South; I-44 Ark River Bridget to U.S 169; Riverside Parkway from 101st to 121st and East to U.S 64; 96th and 91st from U.S.75 to U.S. 64; Peoria from Creek Turnpike to State Highway 67; 121st South from Peoria to U.S. 75 South; 4-5 lanes for Elwood Ave. from 71st Street South to 96th Street South (serving Jenks, Jones Airport, and Tulsa Tech. Riverside Campus); Re-signing the entire highway system in Tulsa County in phases as part of a major higway use and destination program, giving a total facelift and update to the system; making Sheridan a reliever alternate (from the BA to 91st Street South) to U.S. 64 (Memorial)which is in virtual grid lock. Most of these improvements would keep tax base in Tulsa County.Take a hard look to replacing existing transit with a private-public based system which would depend on taxi and jitney (shared ride) service in some form handling all of metro.  Subsidize trips for those who needed to go to doctor, groceries etc. via transportation vouchers under this system.  Have strict public oversight on costs and quality/dependability of service--around the clock.  Take a look at School bus and senior bus services in this regard as well with those services handling some of the needed evening and weekend services to entertainment/cultural venues.  I would look at international model more that US models for the mass people movement alternatives--at least to begin.There needs to be a sustantial debate about buiding more and more new miles of roadway versus maintenance and widening issues of existing connections in order to have a better quality system.  The key should be the idea of a system.  The current process still lends itself to survival of the most political.  Let's look at current growth issues; say what is going to be supported and after that mass their will no additional support in all infrastructure not just roads--water, sanitary sewer, etc. are ALL related to roads but are never discussed as a causal factor in the "system".Movement of goods has to be a major component in planning and sould be factored in to the intermodal system...what does it take to make the delivery work in "best time or near best time mode" and how does it relate to thickening up the sytem as I have suggested above.There is enough money in the overal governmental system, it is just in the wrong places. Oklahoma does not need to lead the way in number of people behind bars!  We need tax payers--virtually everyone.  And education needs to be funded in lots of different formats not just saying the education card to try to get all available funds.  The educational system needs to be re-worked as badly as transportation.  Untill education stops taking so much money and is re-worked.  Virtually all expense side of the state and local budgets need to be re-invented to make the maximum difference for future competitive advantange AND the process needs to be happening NOW.  The legislative constorium needs to be a primary vehicle with policy makers paying a lot more attention to that group in Tulsa metro as an off-shoot to all other mechanisms.     A rededication to driver education in the schools and required refresher courses for licensing even if go to Tulsa Tech locations for 3 hours of class room instruction, taking the slip to the Tag Agencies would be a big improvement.  Drives have gotten sloppy and sloppy translates into poor driving habits and more accidents.In short, you have a lot of work to do.  Good luck.  To the degree you are able to make a better system out of the outdated one we have added to we will be more competitive; you will save lives and injury; and, you will breath easier, among other things.
116Yale from I44 to B.A. expressway; Lewis from I244 south to Riverside; 81st South from Garnett to Memeorial;101st south from Yale to Garnett;Pine from Garnett to 193 East Av.;Hwy. 412 from I44/I244 split east to Verdigris River; I44 for 41st to Arkansas RiverTough question! I think Urban developement and design is the long term cure along with a great deal of investment in public transit. Short term I believe the cure is neighbor helping neighbor. If you go to the store take someone with you. If you have a co-worker that lives on your route to work give them a ride and so on.Same as in 2 above. Play, shop and work where you live. Am I ready to give up my home in the country? NO!Not being well versed on freight pattern and needs I don't have a good opinion.Use transportation tax revnue for transprotation, not for every thing else.Support local churches to start and pray for a national revival. God can reduce the rage that is evident on our streets and highways and instill a desire to obey laws instead of break them. This is the cheapest and most effective method available.Thank you for the opportunity to participate. IN GOD WE TRUST
1171) West End of 266 to Yale/Hwy 11:  4 lane connection without crossing railroad.      2) I44 from east end of 244 to Catoosa Interchange:  Widen to 3 lanes each direction.    3) 193 E. Ave. at I44:  Add right-turn lane for 193rd northbound onto I44 east.      4)  Ramp from 169 south onto 51 west:  Barrier wall blocks view of road ahead.  Very dangerous!  Reconfigure.      5)  Hwy 75 from 244 to I44 (41st-51st near Union):  Needs sound barriers along right-of-way.To be a destination of choice for conventions, we need an Elevated Rail System using existing Rail Rights-of-way connecting the Airport, Downtown, Fairgrounds, Riverparks, and one or more of the major shopping areas, connections to Owasso, Jenks, Broken Arrow and Sapulpa would be even better.Require new gas stations to install Low E Pumps and put a surcharge ($.02/gal?) on old pumps to be refunded when pumps are upgraded - a forced savings account that allows small operators to upgrade and also equalizes the market - owners of new pumps can net more to finance new equipment and still compete. Fuel taxes should be used only for Transportation.  
118PeoriaFree training on riding the bus and making transfers for the mentally retarded population.Use electric cars. Support Development of this technology. Use electric street cars again.Repair the Tulsa Turnpike. Improve the rail system and restore train travel to OKla. City and poiints south from Tulsa.Increase gasoline tax.Idots talking on cell phones while they are driving. It is the same as driving drunk according to neuropsychologists. Electric street cars would really cut down on pollution.
119Highway 66 and 412 at Catoosa.  This is still a dangerous mess!  When 66 is looped onto 412, there shouldn't be an exit lane into Catoosa.  Will Rogers Turnpike & 412 at Catoosa - After the turnpike loops onto 412, before it enters Catoosa, the traffic should be forced to the left to accommodate the 66 traffic.  Claremore to Tulsa - A way to transport people to hospitals, doctor's appointments and work.     Make sure hazardous material is properly and clearly marked, regardless of mode of transportation.  Public should be educated as to the meaning of the various signs.
120SS Airport Access - Build.  Wekiwa Road (129th - SH 97) - Widen.  Keystone Access Ramp at Main Street - BuildPark and ride facility in Sand Springs (S) of Keystone - Land and preliminary facility/Parking Authority should be sorted in Phase I Keystone Redevelopment Area.Create conservation easements/Corridor easements w/heavy landscaping requirements. 1¢ Sales Tax/Gas Tax/% Local Bond Issues mandatory (Cost Sharing)Better highway markings, pedestrian safety at intersections, lighting. 
121I-44 - Ark. River to Yale - Widen to 6 lanes.  US 169; from I-44 north to Port of CatoosaTo have a viable public transportation we need dedicated funding independent of City budget.Establish a good partnership between the Transportation and industrial sectors.  Hybrid a hydrogen fuel cells vehicles are the only effective means to significantly reduct pollutionDivert freight traffic from central parts of the City.  Have dedicate freight, bus & truck lanes on bypasses/outer loops.  Encourage usages of rail for long distance freight.Fuel tax dedicated to transportation.Law enforcement, access management. 
122Bridge west of Memorial.  Widen Mingo - North of RiverBixby is omitted from this system - for the most part.  We NEED lift service, after getting regular bus routes into our area    We have many elderly & disabled citizens that desperately need transportation.  It is the #1 limitation in their lives - health, recreation & employment.  We cannot even consistently get cabs into Bixby!!
12391st from BA to Arkansas River - Widen to 4/5 Lanes.  2nd Bridge @ Bixby.  Complete Gilcrease to I-44.Continue to provide Transit - Rail between BA & Downtown Tuls & Sand SpringsDevelop the Arkansas River Corridor with dams, etc.  (Look at Oklahoma City)Continue to development of Port facilities - make use of vacant buildings at Airport for cargo/warehouse.Congress needs to utilize the Trust Fund.Complete the Gilcrease. 
124      The Tulsa International Airport should have a custom clearing house
1251 - Delaware 81 to 91st 4 lanes needed:  2 lanes in each direction.  2 - Harvard:  4 lane, 2 lanes each way 71 to 91st.  3 - 121st Delaware curve is a death trap:  Refer public records.  4 - 101st & Delaware.  High popwide 1369 P Base on deliberate decision in spite of expert advise by lead Transportation Eng. not to do by letter of record.  No roadside buffer zone. - Bottleneck HVL System in harms way.  Extremely dangerous.  5 - Delaware Bridge at or near 111th over Vensel Creek beyond repair, a death trap, narrow width and condition. Road or highway currently comes before livability without life & the other 3 key issues have no meaning.  Now if you want to sacrifice a few lives.  Let us have aneother public forum and count the volunteers.  So far, that has not been done.  Behind closed doors is the current method, a Tulsa Standard for years. Last count STOC records, Project 911103 was 25 million vs. $13,600,000.00 to complete 2 miles of River Parkway 71" to Creek Turnpike 11,500,000.00 Cost over road no mondy shortage just road vs. Neahty Safety public welfareDear Mr. Armer - these roadway issues are a disgrace to the health, safety & welfare of the citizens of Tulsa.  Mentioned many times in Notices and Complaints to the highest levels in State & Federal over site that covers these issues - USDOT Req FHWA - ODOT loacl-Mayor, counciteode and all INCOG Directors and most Transportation staff.  Photos before the chow sites poor design and failure to follow the simplist _____ _____, or good engineering practices for public safety for ______ roadway.  A public policy violation, acting beast.  And most a direct failure to carry out the official duties by officials so sworn.  Time has caught up to the mistakes made and excuses listed.  A money shortage.  That's no wash with millions of lost overruns everywhere you look.   Roadside recovery area is the term plus the loophole in regulations state & federal that apply to transportation.  The current negligence race has run its course and set the _____ public record for all to see.  Time is running out and the penalties for lack of care could be astronomical. 
126Inner Dispersal Loop:  1) Build over south leg to reconnect urban fabric.  2) Remove east leg & replace with a boulevard.- Seek private funding.     - Seek more federal funding.- Encourage walkable neighborhoods.    - discourage the proliferation of the automobile in favor of rail transport.Encourage rail & water traffic.  Discourage roadway development.- Seek private partnerships.    - Seek more federal funding.Discourage automobile traffic & encourage rail traffic.- Discourage automobile traffic & highway growth.     ' Encourage pedestrian-oriented development & transportation systems.
127Riverside Drive:  Don't widen it.     Interdispersal Loop:  Dismantle at least part of it and replace it with boulevards.Call we develop higher density mixed use neighborhoods that can support a higher level of public transportation service?Plan transportation that would support infill development in the center of the city.  Don't build freways that encourage development in undisturbed land. Higher density mixed use development would create a more efficient transportation system.  Sprawl is expensive.Public transportation would be safer.I would like to see more coordination etween the land planing and transportation planning parts of INCOG along with the private sector to create a diverse and exciting community.  I am committed to seeing this happen in Tulsa.
128Re:  Trail Signage.  Numbers on the system similr to Interstate North/South and East/West, odd and even (mimic numbers currently in our area).  Flashing walk and solid walk signage - need to be on flashing longer.  Shutter sign for no turn on red at school crossings.      
129Riverside Drive, South Peoria south of East 61st Street, East / east of wherever the last work was doneProvide adequate and reliable funding for MEANINGFUL public tReinstate vehicle inspections, require that vehicles all have control equipmentEnsure that all tracks, crossings, etc. are in good repair; institute "quiet zones" near sensitive areasQUIT SPENDING MONEY ON STUPID HIGHWAYS THAT GO NOWHERE ANYBOD / GO IN THIS STATE!!!!!!!!!!!  EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT OKLAHOMA HI / PORK BARREL PROJECTS.  We need to just forget about rural Okl / concentrate on the urban areas.Test senior citizens and get them off the road if they can't / 
1301) Harvard, 61st to 91st South:  Widen to 2 lanes in each direction and add center turning lane.  2) Sheridan, 81st-101 South:  Widen to 1 lanes in each direction + center turn lane.  3) Harvard, 31st to 61st South:  Add center turn lane.Provide more funding for transit at the local, state and federal level.  Seek dedicated funding.  Tulsa needs improved transit service to reduce pollution, help people access jobs, health care, education, and shopping.Improve public transit system - provide convenient service that is user-friendly and that people with cars will want to use.Don't know.Tax on gas, car registration or similarTurn the lights on at night.  More check points for drunk drivers.  More patrols for speeders.  Stiffer penalties for traffic violations 
1311) South Peoria 21st-31st:  Street Widening to allow buses and cars to safely travel.  2) South Lewis 21st-31st:  Street widening to allow buses and cars to travel safely.  3) Pine between Harvard and Lewis:  Street widening to allow buses and cars to travel safely.Our region must figure out away to make a significant investment into public transit.  A few ways could be to support a dedicated funding mechanism on such as a fuel tax or special transportation district that would be a revenue source specific to transit.Support clean air initiatives such as hybrid, CNG, electric vehicles where available and feasible.No comment.A fuel, gas, or increased registratin or renewal fees.  
1321) Riverside Drive from approx. 46th St. to 41st St. - Resurface.   2) Intersectin of 31st and Riverside Dr. - Traffic Signals with pedestrian controls, ala 41st & Riverside Drive.Tulsa Transit is a total disaster!  Big, dirty buses are unnecessary.  Replace them with airport-style shuttle buses and vans.  The routes should be a long Main Streets, east/west and north/sourth.  Cost should be high enough to maintain the system w/o subsidy.  Discount cards made available to those qualifying.Get rid of the big, diesel buses.  Get the use of school buses back to an absolute minimum.  The "dirty air" situation is a costly fraud:  drop the whole effort to maintain "Ozone Alerts".Develop a plan to keep large trucks off of I-44.  Make them use the turnpikes and I-244.Make the federal government use the money they are sitting on!  Allocate it according to need.  Do the same thing at the state level.  We don't need additional taxes for good roads.We have good traffic laws on the books.  Use the resources we have to enforce these laws.  Get the police officers who hiding in the bushes on East 31st Street, zapping us with their radars, and move them to dangerous intersections and make them work there to enforce traffic laws!One place the police officers in 6 could be used is in enforcing parking violations in downtown Tulsa.  Clean up the alleys, no parking zones and loading zones.  Write lots of tickets!  Use that money to hire more officers.
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13411th StreetPromote Company RideSharing and Vanpools Establish Public Car Sharing Programs Encourage people to live within walking/biking distance to the places they frequently visit. Promote the use of alternative fuels in public and private fleet operations.  Develop incentives for public/business who choose alternative transportation for thier daily operations. Establish some type of "fine" for those who are known/found to be causing extreme impacts of the environment through their transportation mode.I think a the main priority should be put on air and rail.Make the maximum use of the  funds available that will have the greatest impact to the most people.  Maybe put some of those funds into emphasis on public education/promotion of alternative transportation modes, with the hopes of making a REAL impact on how people choose to get around. I think we should put some focus on general education in regards to the typical american thinking of "just build more" and teach our citizens to use alternative transportation.  That might help free up some of our transportation funds to make better "quality of life" projects, like  light rail, happen.    
135No comment.1. Subsidize transportation for low income people.  2.  Increase and improve transit system so more people will use it, thereby lowering per capita costs.  3.  Figure out some way to make using public transit more attractive, such as by adding bike racks to buses for people who want to ride and bike.  4.  Obtain public/private funding for publicity to improve usage.  1. Reduce urban sprawl.  We need metropolitan area/regional planning to reduce excessive suburban development that increases transportation needs in a vicious cycle. Don't permit housing development without adequate roads.  2.  Add light rail and other mass transit alternatives. 3.  Figure out some way to make it economically attractive to carpool - possibly through major urban employers.  1. Improve infrastructure for rail, air, and barge transportation. 2. Discourage highway transportation via increased fuel taxes and other means.1.  Those who use transportation should pay more.  Increase fuel taxes is the primary way.  Developers should not expect taxpayers to fund roads for urban sprawl/suburban housing developments, when urban developments could meet many/most increased housing needs. Require developers and home buyers to pay more of the cost of roads, not the general public.It's not the system as much as the drivers. 1. Require ALL vehicle drivers to take a refresher course in safe driving every 4-5 years.  2. Reduce speed limits to 55 mph speed limit on regular highways, and 60/65 on freeways.  3. Provide more transportation safety education in schools, colleges, and in the workplace.  4. Put some punch in seat belt laws.  5. Subsidize mass transit, rail and bus, to meet regional transportation needs.  Increased highway construction leads to increased smog, respiratory illnesses, and fatalities.  We need to develop more alternatives to driving everywhere to meet our transportation needs.
136Yale Avenue from about 21st Street south to the I-44 bypass needs widening.  Harvard and Lewis Avenues should be upgraded to make each lane wider, and more left turn exits installed.  Something should be done to relieve congestion along 41st Street both east and west the the I-44 interchange. With all of the recent commercial development there it is a real problem area during heavy shopping times. I sure don't look forward to having to use 41st Street during the upcoming Christmas season.     I don't use public transportation in Tulsa, but am a proponent of light rail. We just returned from Portland, OR, last week am I am very much impressed with their MAX light rail system. Of course Tulsa doesn't have the problems that Portland has, but such a system would be helpful in the future, when we will have problems, especially along the corridor from downtown to Broken Arrow and beyond, where most of the area's expansion is taking place. If your agency ever wants citizen involvement in light rail planning I would much appreciate being asked to help. I am a railroad buff and have some knowledge of light rail systems in Europe, where light rail is very popular.Promote public transportation to get more cars off the road. With our air pollution problem here, that's imperative. Promote intermodal systems to make the whole area more competitive.I'm one of those odd balls who believes that we desparately need to increase our gasoline taxes, perhaps by 5 to 10 cents per gallon. This is an emotional issue here in Oklahoma but in the long run it's the only solution to highway financing needs. Regarding highways, we need to improve the Interstates in the Tulsa area, particularly the street interchanges along I-44. We have too many interchanges along all of the limited access roads, as compared to European countries, where a city the same size as Tulsa would have perhaps five or six along I-44, rather than the dozen or so we now have.  We need to educate the public to the transportation needs, and the consequences if we don't address them now. I have grown to like this city very much since moving here 25 years ago, and don't want to see the problems like we've seen in cities like Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth. Please let me know if I can help in any way. I'm retired and would welcome a chance to be of service.
137South Yale Ave between 71st and 91st. South Sheridan Ave. between 81st and 91st. 81st South between Memorial and Yale. 91st South between Memorial and Yale.  Whenever friends or family visits from out of town, they always comment on how poorly designed the streets are in S. Tulsa.  It's embarrassing!  I realize it's a money issue but it doesn't seem right that the area with the highest property taxes, gets the least amount of road development.Public transportation is necessary but it shouldn't be subsidised by the City.  Fares need to be set to offset the costs.  There needs to be a fare structure that allows for less priviledged people to get reduced rates for necessary trips.  An annual or season pass would help with the routine travelers.  Set up a Park and Ride system where Downtown travelers can park there car in a free lot and ride the bus to town.  The City could also do a better job advertising the transportation system.  Set up special event transportation.  Park & Ride to the Fair, Park & Ride to Octoberfest, etc.  Improving traffic flow will reduce the amount of idling cars waiting at an intersection.  Road designs need to be developed/improved before the property is developed.  Roads and intersections need to be designed to improve traffic flow. Corner gas stations and C-stores should not have entrances and exits right before and after the intersection.  Access should be from the business or parking lot behind or next to the store.  This works exremely well in the planned communities in southern California.No commentI believe Tulsa, like many other cities when the economy was booming, set up special programs to help individuals with specific needs.  Now that funds are short these programs need to be re-evaluated.  The priority needs to be on the City's core services. Unfortunately, it's hard to stop someone from doing something stupid.  Better signs, better road construction, better lighting all help to reduce the dangerous situations people put themselves into.  I think we need some sort of mandatory defensive driving course and/or drive testing past the age of 16.  Driving without a license should carry a stiffer penalty.   I don't believe we need to lower the legal blood alcholol levels (and I don't drink) and I don't think using a cell phone is any more hazardous than drinking a cup of coffee or visiting with a passenger in the car. 
138Improve cross I-44.  A problem at Lewis, Harvard, Yale and Sheridan.      More Texas turns.
139    I do not believe it is the citizens duty to figure out where the funds should come from.  Do you think we all keep the Golden Goose in our back yards?   
14011th street from downtown to Garnett; install pedestrian crossing lights. Admiral from downtown to Garnett; install pedestrian crossing lights. Provide immediate funding for public mass transportation, e.g., Tulsa Transit buses. If you cannot better fund the Tulsa Transit services,  consider using smaller (and MORE) buses to run the routes provided, and more often. Sunday bus transportation would be wonderful. You could also have a marketing plan that encourages more people to ride the bus.Provide public mass transportation and market those services to a broader population. Put a transportation tax on local gasoline sales to encourage people to consider transportation alternatives. Engage local businesses and organizations in a program to support mass transportation.  Lead by example - put YOURSELF on a bus to go to work and run all your errands and meet your appointments. Freight transport by rail and/or barge is preferable to highway and air, because of less pollution and less traffic congestion. Audit the City of Tulsa and the Oklahoma State Highway Department. Program and fund transportation priorities in accordance with long-term trends and needs. Encourage and promote mass transportation of all kinds. Build sidewalks for pedestrians and install crossing lights that operate well and allow enough time for crossing the street. Build bicycle paths to encourage bicycle transportation habits. Mass transportation is a fundamental part of our infrastructure, needed for development of the metropolitan area and for expansion of economic resources. Most planning for the Tulsa area is amazingly short-sighted with respect to building and maintaining basic infrastructure. 
141(Tim, thanks for the visit.  I'm going to try to summarize the comments from the Tuesday, October 28, 6th Street Task Force meeting.  As you know, there were about 20 people there. Note:  I threw in one personal analogy about my own experience in Minneapolis.)  Priority should be given to maintenance of existing roadways.  Local governments have apparently not been able to keep up general maintenance.  It seems a precarious solution to be holding elections to provide revenue to perform routine maintenance.  Expansion should be considered when an effective and sustainable maintenance program is in place.We need to expand (not reduce) transit service, at least along certain routes and corridors.    (Example from my own personal experience: as a young adult, I lived in Minneapolis and relied on a bus for transportation five days a week.  Hennepin and Lakewood Avenues linked school and employment centers and featured busses every 15 minutes, every 7 minutes during peak hours.  Not surprisingly, many frequent bus riders chose to live near these corridors.)    If Tulsa can't afford to bring busses to the people, then they may want to bring people to the busses.  We may have to create this situation from scratch, but that's what planning is for, right?  In this plan, please act strategically to establish permanent transit corridors so that citizens, planners, developers, and employers can begin to make the necessary spatial changes.  Eventually, mass transit will be viable. Identify and cultivate some alternatives to sprawl.  Transit corridors, for example, might be a good intitiative.See if you can find a way to keep flooding from holding up barge traffic.  Actively market our strategic advantages in order to expand shipping:  geographically centered, convergence of many modes, etc.You highlight the problem succinctly: so long as our Transportion Plan is based on trend line growth projections, we will keep doing things the same way and the financial gap will keep growing.  As mentioned at the meeting, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  You mentioned at the meeting that you believe that the region is nearing a turning point, a paradigm shift, where will begin to refocus from road expansion to road maintenance.  This seems unlikely without intervention (or bankruptcy).  It seems more likely that, unless the plan changes, we will keep adding counties and developing in a business-as-usual fashion.  Can we ever reach "build-out" with the current plan? Not discussed, but you received an article detailed the increased likeliehood of death in an auto-related accident in the suburbs.  It seems counterintuitive, but the 6th Street Task Force understands that a little traffic congestion is a good thing: for pedestrians, for motorists, for business, for safety in general.  Their plan reflects on-street parking and other measures that will slow things down and calm traffic.  The result is streets that are pedestrian and shopper friendly...Cherry Street, for example.    Thanks again for presenting at the meeting.  Here are a couple of other things mentioned:  1.  Some would like to see bikes promoted as a viable means of daily transport.  This does not mean bike lanes, it means sharing the road.  Education is critical; some Tulsans believe that it is illegal to ride a bike on the street (really, they do.)  2.  Most understand that we must begin to build at higher densities to have a succesful mass transit system.  This needs to be addressed in the transportation plan and folded into the land use plan.  Dense, interesting, mixed-use neighborhoods are something that Tulsa lacks.  Our competitors either have it, or are creating it.  This reaches way beyond transportation and land use; it is at the heart of our future economic growth, marketability, and gravitational pull as a region in the 21st Century.  We need to diversify and begin to provide different living environments if we want to keep our children here, attract knowledge workers, and compete in the growth sectors of our economy.   3.  You note that 27% of growth still occurs in the City of Tulsa, yet the "roads" component seems skewed towards facilitating growth at the periphery.  Please ensure that the new plan reflects growth in Tulsa.  This may mean that your capital program should reflect a partial shift towards mass transit, pedestrian enhancements to existing roadways, etc.  4.  Your own surveys and the Vision 2025 Downtowns & Neighborhoods vote  provide you with ample public mandate for revitalization of the urban core, development of walkable, mixed-use neigbhorhoods, the development of sustainable mass transit.  These are inseperable, and therefore the Transportation Plan must change to reflect these inititiatives.  You will probably have to change the way you evaluate projects, look at different factors, variables, etc.  It seems you have the public support, if not the mandate, to do so.  Thanks, Tim!
142Why does this have to be the highest priority?  Common sense alone should help one realize that a constantly spreading grid and accompanying infrastructure development and upkeep needs is an old model in an age when cities need to be focusing on moving people by less expensive means.  Cities need to look at moving people in and out of a more condensed core city, which Tulsa plans to become.Put this as a priority - that the public knows the good public  transportation will help them move about Tulsa both cheaply and efficiently, assuming that good routes and times are available.  Also the public should realize that by using such, it will eventually save them money in what it costs to upgrade, and build expensive streets and highways.  The cost factor is a reality that cities cannot afford to overlook.  Light rail in existing corridors, good service between TU and downtown would be a good start.See comments in #2.  Again somehow we have to have the incentive to get out of our cars to some degree.Help the poor rail system out.  We subsidize every other type of transportation, help a system that moves efficiently and quickly.  It never has seem right for federal dollars to support air, highway and water traffic, but not rail.Someone has to look seriously at the system in place.  If we can't afford it, then we can't afford it.  Either gasoline taxes are going to have to significantly raised or we are going to invest in other transportation means for the future (the idea is planning for something different!).  No one wants to change what they have, but we can't afford what we have any longer.  Takes a mite bit of courage to change the status quoThe number of people driving has much to do with this issue.  But there is a cultural issue as well, which is difficult to change.  We have lost the ability to respect others especially on the road.  Road rage, road agressiveness, and general bad manners contribute to problems in road safety.  These are difficult to change.Please seize the opportunity to begin substantial changes in the way things are done.  Our children will look back on us with contempt when they realize that we did nothing to help the quality of lives or for those in the future.  Look again at the validity of the ever expanding grid.  It is an old model and perhaps led Tulsa into the sprawl that now exists. With commercial zones on a one mile grid, we have left our streets filled with strip malls, empty stores, and parking lots, a mindless visual desert.  
143West Tulsa is sorely neglected. Most major intersections in West Tulsa are need of attention, showing the years of neglect.   Again, West Tulsa is neglected.  #117 Buses run every 90 minutes, so if a bus doesn't show, which is more frequent than should be acceptable, one can wait another 90 minutes, or up to 3 hours.  A recommendation for increasing the frequency would be using smaller, less expensive to operate buses. Bus service needs to run later into the evening. I can't take a bus from southwest Tulsa to 81st & Lewis or Woodland Hills in under 3 hours travel time. Bus schedules for transferring are not coordinated well at all.  There are extended waits, even if a bus were to be on time. Also, I am amazed at the ridership that attends the Metro Campus of Tulsa Community College that the #117 does not run past the college considering the college provides substantial ridership. Also, there is no bus crossing the Arkansas River anymore.  Sadly, when you reduced routes, you took most of the routing away from the population/demogrpahics that need you the most! West side is lower income, greater needs. If you want to increase your revenues not from government subsidy but as a profit center independent from government handouts, why don't you make your routing relevant to attract ridres? Who is going to take a bus on an ozone day when the bus routing is too sparce, as are the timetables, and not relevant to professionals working downtown?  Want to renovate downtown?  Try providing access and hours that would encourage people to stay downtown versus get off work early to catch the last bus home as the present schedule provides. Your drivers are extremely particular of where a rider must stand if they want to be picked up. They think nothing of passing up riders who are jumping for their attention at a legal bus stop sign.  Your woman who schedules lift buses is the most hateful, self righteous, abusive person I have encountered in many years. The customer/rider is always wrong according to your staff.  There is no respect for customers.  Buses have never been reliable, even with reduced routes and timetables. Fares increased while frequency decreased for the #117, and reliability is as bad as ever!  I'm also tired of watching your bus drivers get on at Denver station and while the bus is moving on a 35 - 40 mph street, has hands off of the steering wheel while he cleans the windows, his seat, the permanently affixed hardware around him, & the bus doesn't slow down while he is doing that. You are unreliable, irrelevant in service, and not safe.  Your bus drivers will almost literally run over a passenger trying to flag him down. He will keep going and if the waiting passenger doesn't get out of the way, he will literally run them over. I am not exaggerating. I'm tired of missing classes because you are not reliable. I am tired of being docked because your drivers either don't show, or they pass us by.  What's the point of ridership if you are going to drive right past them at an offical, legally marked bus stop sigh. I am learning again that I dare not bus any farther than I am willing to walk, if I could, because walking can be more reliable. I am disabled, so I'm stuck at the mercy of such an entity. West Tulsa does not have enough bus service to interfere with the environment. Furthermore, it can't hurt the environment any more than what the two oil refineries and two railroads in this area already provide. We have all of the means available at the present. Provide a service that people will want to use. You have a well-deserved bad reputation that has only been reinforced in the past year. Most cities comparable to Tulsa in demographics and census have two to three times the meager, insufficient service MTTA provides. Many cities deal with pollution and traffic by having frequent, 365 days/year service.  There is no Sunday service, no evening service - although life does not stop at 5-6 p.m. Routing is really bad. You have regressed so severely in the past year that you are digging your own grave. Why not use smaller buses that are cheaper to acquire, operate, maintain, and run them more often?  Also, why not run buses down the main mall the length of downtown? Routes eliminate so many, laid out so poorly. Whoever designed and approved them is not familiar with the ridership population of the routes. It's not unheard of in any other city to have management choose to ride in from distances such as Owasso to downtown, or Bixby, Glenpool.  How that would decrease traffic congestion. But there is nothing appealing. If one had to work late one evening, there would be no way home. Free rides on ozone days don't invite people to ride when you don't offer the routing or timetables relevant to increase ridership.  I get the impression that you are primarily dependent upon government funding for your "revenue" versus increasing ridership to levels that would support your operations and provide for expansion.  Why can any other city do these things, but Tulsa seems crippled in this vital area?  Also, companies who look to relocate to do look at mass transit, and Tulsa certainly can never compete in that area. Invest more money into mass transit that is relevant to ALL parts of the city, including the west side. With all of the railroad tracks in town, too bad mass transit doesn't include rail to bring in commuters and reduce traffic congestion. Why not have rail service from the outer metro region going into the heart of the city?  Metered entrances on to highways to keep traffic flowing more evenly during rush hour. Have lanes dedicated to vanpools, carpools.  Provide special monthly parking rates for those who carpool or vanpool.  Many college students depend upon bus service with all of the colleges and universities Tulsa has.  More may ride the bus if college and high school students got a reduced fare by showing their student ID or getting a reduced flashpass from their college by showing their student ID.  Flash passes are not sold on campuses, so it is inconvenient. Each college also has a Disabled Student Resrouce Center which could also verify disabled students, since a doctor must submit paperwork in order for disabled students to obtain considerations.  Make it easier for disabled students to obtain a discount flashpass as well. Also, it is common in other cities to have clear enclosures with benches in which patrons may wait for a bus at the high traffic areas.  There are none of these downtown.  The presence of these with the paid advertising on them would help encourage ridership. Downtown Minneapolis has these on every block along their main mall which only buses run. These are not only enclosed, but have heat in the winter, are well lit, have adjacent pay phones, seats, schedule and fare information. They are attractive, practical and encourage ridership, passively advertise ridership. 
144bike trails 1.  Mingo trail from 81st St to Memorial & creek turnpike trail  2.  Along Mingo Creek from 11th St to 41st St  (my bike to work route)      
145river bridge crossing at yale, hwy 169 extended south to 171st St So. with exit ramp into old dowtown Bixby. center turn lane on memorial prevent development on property that is projected to be purchased for road construction/flood control etc. within a specic projected date.  JOB GROWTH, More business means more tax revenues! Work on federal level to prevent Oklahoma from being a donor state. We should get back all federal transportation dollars for federal transportaion needs in OK.reduce congestion,i.e. a turn lane on Memorial 
146between 151st thru Haskell on S. Memorial DriveContract cab or car service for the ones that have an approved need and can be issued a permitclean and open the Arkansaw river  which would allow an increase in natural and controlled runoff waterInvited at least one larger freight company to open a freight terminal in this area even if it takes a expanded tax break. The average trucking company employee spends in excess of 25000 per year in their home areaPuublic offered bonds is the only method I can see for nowIncrease of offical patrols , fines that require community service and safety trainingKeep up the good work and efforts
1471.  I-44 (Skelly Bypass) 2.  Riverside Drive 3.  Yale Avenue from Admiral to 151st St. S. with bridge over Arkansas River 4.  Extend 169 south from 91st Street. 5.  Expand Memorial Drive from 161st St on southDon't have an answer for this one.I don't know.1.  Air. 2.  Barge. 3.  Rail. 4.  HighwayOklahoma needs tort reform and right to work laws to attract business.  More taxes are not the answer.  Education must be improved in order to attract business as well.Skelly Bypass is a death trap.  It has to be addressed. 
148We should be giving priority first to those that already exist.  Building new roads/highways or expanding roads/highways is not in Tulsa's (region's) best long term interest.  Hard improvements such as filling pot-holes, overlaying or reconstruction should be considered on existing roadways but also contextual improvements such as adding bike lanes, reducing lanes, and two-waying traffic should be given high priority.  Transportation investments shape this city more than anything else and we have to put an end to this sprawl stuff eventually so please don't build anymore outward.The first flaw related to this question is that you assume that the car is IT.  Yes, it is reality but it's becuase through our policies and actions we have made it so. (A self fulfilling prophecy).  Public Transportation of any kind will not work by itself.  This (as well as all Transportation decisions) must be linked to Land Use in order to aid in its efficient operation.  Public Transportation should be given top priority!!!  Hard Investments should be made in the long term mobility of this city, that means rail, something fixed.  Busses do not and will not work very well.  Pub. Trans. should connect the region and circulate it's most important parts.  Most of the inner city should be accessible by Pub. Trans.  In order for that to work we need to spend at least half of what we are spending on roads, on public transportation.  But most importantly we need to realize that there is an undeniable link between Transportation and Land Use. Without coordination you will get what we have now, garbage.  Mass Transit and dense land use.Stop building or expanding our road network.  Invest in Mass Transit and walking.  Good sidewalks and crossings should be all over the city.  Take the emphasis of Transportation Planning off the car and put it back on the person!I don't know enough to make an educated argument but obviously they need to be linked well but not at the expense of the human environment.  Meaning we don't need new highways out to some undeveloped industrial park when we have adequate space as of now.  Improvements to the rail ability to move about the city with minimal disrupption of both ends.I disagree, funds are there.  We just need to re-analyze our position.  Why do we think we have to have a ring road too?  Has it worked to take traffic out of the city?  Does it give us an advantage over the hundreds of other cities that already have them?  Do we neeeeed to widen 231st St. South so John Q. Developer can build cheap McMansions and have access to them on the public's dime?  Widening anything in the burbs is going directly against the philosophy of the burbs. They moved out there to escape the hustle and bustle and we decide now that it is a good idea to bring four (or more) lane roads so the hustle and bustle can come to them?  Financing is an easy question to answer for me (although not politically feasible) take money from these stupid expansion to no where projects and improve what you have and make the areas that you already serve better.They need to be interconnected but not at the citizens expense.  Unfortunately we can't keep Johnny be Bad from drinking and driving but we can give automobiles more obstacles in appropriate areas.  Cars tend to slow down in dense areas.  If we can (and I know you probably don't want to hear this again) link land use with transportation and take the emphasis off the wide roads and car is king atmosphere we might have wider sidewalks, traffic cirles, pedestrian shelters in the medians, speed humps in neighborhoods and make our neighborhoods active with pedestrians the visual stimulation and awareness will increase for drivers therefore slowing them down where chances of conflict are greatest.Link Land Use and Transportation.  The only way a mass transit is going to be successful is to have it serve dense, walkable areas.  There is no need to continue this diffusion of resources, we don't need to continue building outward and supporting it with our transportation dollars.  Make what we have better and where we live more accessible.  We have to quit planning as though everyone has a car, can have a car (elderly, infirm and the young) or even wants a car. Yes, I know that is the way it is but I think we built it and they came (relunctantly in some cases).  
149west tulsa, definitly north tulsa, some parts of east, but west & north  the 471 is a real important route, there are disabled people who rely on the 471  have more policing and security on tulsas buses, this includes enforcing rules via security and tulsa police, not the city bus driver, this makes it dangeroushave more access to roadsi think when things are settled and the money is shifted where it should be tulsa transit will have more than enoughpolicing and security 
150We all know the I-44 (Skelly bypass) widening from Yale to Riverside. Continuation of 169 widening to Owasso. Continuation of 244 widening to 193rd East Ave.  The improperly designed and/or constructed interchange between Highway 75, 244, and 51/64 (negative slope on 244 sandsprings west bound) and too sharp corner on East Bound 51-75. We already have had innumeral fatal accidents and hazardous material spills from overturned semi's. If the unnecessary Stadium is actually ever built (which I doubt - still haven't finished the main mall "de-/ reconstruction" - that took 10 years to build in the 70's in the 1st place) where do you think all the construction equipment and (eventually - hopefully) cars are going to transverce? The elevated roadways in this area need to be re-decked as well.    Our society cannot afford to continue using 5, 10, and 20 year engineering lifespans for major civil engineering infrastructure projects. We must think in terms of concrete and 1000yr engineering factors Instead of continuing to re-surface the existing streets with the cheap asphalt (that Supposedly has a 2 year life span but in reality 6 month) that the Oklahoma Asphalt mafia foisted on the municipalities in the 60's. We cannot afford to keep paying taxpayer money over and over for the same realestate, we cannot afford to keep up a "disposable" lifestyle.  Our "City Planning" must abandon the automobile/personal transportation model. We are in a "shooting war" where Oklahoma-Tulsa Sons and daughters are dying because of our short-sighted averice driven dependance on cheap personal petrochemical based transportation. We need more mixed usage buildings (retail store on 1st floor, offices on 2nd, housing on 3rd, etc).In order to plan for the NorthEastern Oklahoma future population growth projections AND to make NorthEastern Oklahoma (Oklahoma in general)competative with other US regions (such as Dallas-Fortworth Texas and Kansas City Missouri Metroplexes)...   We need to break ground on a comprehensive light rail/subway system for the NorthEasten Oklahoma Greater Tulsa Metroplex. Step 1. between Sand Springs, Tulsa, Bixby & Broken Arrow. Step 2. branch(es) to Skiatook, Owasso, Catoosa, Jenks, and Sapulpa Step 3. extensions to Inola, Coweta, Glenpool  Simultaneously, we need light rail between OKC, Tulsa, Stillwater, Muskogee, and Bartlesville.  In the interm we need to stop buying the diesal box buses foisted on the MTTA by GMC-Ford and the petrochemical industry and utilize smaller buses in the less traveled routes. Some of us haven't forgotten that Tulsa HAD a street car system that was purposely destroyed by the automakers in collusion with the petroleum industry. Kinda like the Tulsa Race Riot.Do to right-of-way issues, etc the vast majority of light rail in Tulsa would necessitate underground tunnels. Fortunately, the geology of the greater Tulsa Area is quite suitable for tunneling.   We need to emmulate the British and provide pathways underneith the regional highways and expressways for wildlife, errant pets, and people. It is not acceptable to let the midwest box turtle become extinct in our lifetime when a solution (like 18" pipes) is so easily implemented. The "Jersey Barriers" in the roadway mediums need to have space underneight (to keep water and trash from pooling - plus lessen the dog and cat trapping effect.Expansion of existing overland freight rail. Re-acquisition of rail right-of-ways. Continuation of the Port-of-Catoosa - Verdigris River expansion. Of course that would require State and Federal Representatives and Senators that actually represent the population instead of their personal business interest.A lot of the spiraling maintanence and operating costs are due to entrenched "good 'ol boy" corporate sponsered greed and averice. To many "business leaders" and corporations are "looking out for number one" and exercising business and profits over populace. They ignore how the general welfare of the populace influences and promotes long-term profitability. Way to many are out for short-term maximised personal gain, an exercise in Social-Economic Darwinisum.  Ditch the 2025 Stadium (we already have the under-utilized Skelly stadium and Tulsa Convention Center). "Un-privitize" the City Jail. Issue transportation Bonds for the light Rail. That (of course) would require State and Federal Representatives and Senators that actually represent the population instead of their own and business interest.Safety is included by my previous proposals. We need to lesson automobile and promote mass transportation. This is inevitable as oil increases in scarcity. Safety involves more then the obvious physical aspects of car wrecks, industrial accidents - derailments, and foriegn-domestic terrorism. Safety requires preventive maintenence of the infrastructre AND THE POPULATION.Tulsa needs to promote more mixed usage (like downtown, Cherry street & Brookside) and abandon the (developer driven - corporate interest) single use zoned neighborhoods. This does NOT mean allowing commercial/heavy industry co-existing with residential - although it would be reasonable to allow some residences incorporated in those areas for watchmen, operators and on-site technicians - just not whole neighborhoods in harms way of noise or chemical.   Tulsa needs to go back to the multi access Grid pattern of central Tulsa and abandon the developer driven winding road, single access areas of "gated" and "special" elite neighborhoods. This is a false security that perpetuates society stratification - It is called the "Argentina-ization".  All Electrical lines need to be buried, likewise telephone and cable. It is a lie that is continuously perpetuated by industry that this would cost too much - the savings from tree trimming, wind damage, ice damage, and vehical damage alone would be of significance. It is ALLREADY being done in south Tulsa as well as across the nation. The argument about "harming trees" is false - AEP (formerly PUBLIC Service of Oklahoma) has proved time and time again that it could care less about the existing flora of Tulsa. Many of the Trees they cut were there BEFORE the electrical lines - The Utilities CHOOSE to place lines in "harms way" and in backfills.   The city (ie populace) have "franchises" on Cable, Electric, Gas, Water, and Telephone. It is way past time to exercise these franchises on behalf of the populace. It is time to go back to the idea of "PUBLIC UTILITIES" and PUBLIC COMMONS.   I wonder what will happen if the trend of disenfrachisement continues as jobs continue to constrict, resource(s) (like food, water, gas/electric energy, and housing costs spiral upward even while the black/latino/mixed race minority expand into the MAJORITY?  "Despite what todayÆs parties and candidates may preach, the infighting among them amounts to little more than a dispute over who will squeeze the most advantage from what remains of the declining industrial system. Put differently, they are engaged in a squabble for the proverbial deck chairs on a sinking Titanic." Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave  Will only the ôinvestor classö be able to afford transportation before 6am and after 6pm? How will the servant class report to work or go ôour stadiumö? Are we just planning for our urban poor to ôhoof itö in 2025 to their minimum wage maximized output service jobs?  I offer these unfettered views for your review and consideration.  "It is the fist responsibility of every citizen to question authority."  Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) US Founding Father  "People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing." Walter H. Judd  "It is easy to think the State has a lot of different objects "" military, political, economic, and what not. But in a way things are much simpler than that. The State exists simply to promote and to protect the ordinary happiness of human beings in this life. A husband and wife chatting over a fire, a couple of friends having a game of darts in a pub, a man reading a book in his own room or digging in his own garden "" that is what the State is there for. And unless they are helping to increase and prolong and protect such moments, all the laws, parliaments, armies, courts, police, economics, etc., are simply a waste of time."  C. S. Lewis (1898"1963), British novelist  "The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute." -J. William Fulbright-   
151      Can somebody who do not have a driver's license get pick up service to get to where they need to go?
152n/cyou should be sure that the bus scheduals are able to be followed by the bus drivers. so many routes have timeing points that the drivers can not reasonably keep. patrons are not valued by the drivers or supervisors.you could work to change the view of public transportation in this community. in other cities public transportation is not viewed as a welfare plan. it is seen as a positive addition to the economy. your advertisements show it as a welfare plan. change the view and more people would be willing to ride. change the scheduals and more people could ride. market transportation in a better way. there are several advatages to the community as a whole not just to the poor and disabled. if you do not make mtta more accesable i will be forced to buy a car. i believe in public transportation and do not want to make that move at this time, but you are giving me no alternative.make the public aware of all the benefits to public transportation. it is not a welfare plan. if operated correctly it could benefit the whole community. be a little more inovative.n/c for one thing the buses need to be better maintianed. an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. i have never been to a city that had buses break down as often as they do here in tulsa. i am confused as to all the break downs that happen. people need to be at work, school and the doctor on time. we can not be late. a broken bus is just a delay. this needs to stop. other cities have older buses but do not break down as often os yours. proper maint. would save a lot of money. the mms was a waste of money. it should have never been built. now it is hardly used. waste!waste!! waste!!!people in tulsa are lousy drivers. mtta can do nothing about that!proper management of income. do not say you can not afford to exspand, but rather ask how can you afford to exspand. there are federal funds for public transportation. there are private funds for public transportation. if you change the view of the public toward public transportation then more people will see all the benefits, and be willing to ride, and support public transportation. some routes may need security or a police officer to ride on the buses. you all need to be more aggressive in your planning of improvements. do not tell me what you are going to do. i have heard that for over 10yrs. do it! if any other business, profit or non-profit, were to be run like mtta is it would fail and be in bankrupcy court. stop wasting resources.