All aboard! Go online to keep Oklahoma’s 2021 State Rail Plan development on track

A virtual open house is underway to assist the Oklahoma Department of Public Transportation in updating the State Rail Plan. Input from the public is needed to help develop the state’s long-term planning for freight and passenger rail. The State Rail Plan is updated every four years to establish policy, priorities, and implementation strategies for rail in the state. This planning document keeps inventory of all rail lines, analyzes rail…

May Transportation Commission video teleconference meeting scheduled for Monday, May 3

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s monthly meeting is scheduled to take place as a video teleconference at 11 a.m. Monday, May 3 due to COVID-19 precautions. Members of the public and media will be able to access the web livestream video or listen by phone by following the instructions at the bottom of this release. Items to be addressed at the meeting: Secretary of Transportation and Oklahoma Department of Transportation Executive Director Tim…

Alternative Fuel Corridors Designations and Funding for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

FHWA recently completed the fifth round of designations for the Alternative Fuel Corridors program. With the designation of these corridors, FHWA is continuing to establish a national network of alternative fueling and charging infrastructure along national highway system corridors. To date, FHWA’s Alternative Fuel Corridors Program includes: 125 Nominations submitted from state and local officials; Designations on segments or entire lengths of 134 Interstate corridors (including Hawaii and Alaska), along…

Zooming into a new year and a new $6 billion highway plan

Commission approves Eight-Year Construction Work Plan The new year will ring in a new momentum for transportation in Oklahoma, with more than 1,300 critically-needed highway construction and safety projects lined out for the next eight years. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is resolute in continuing to be a Top Ten state for good highway bridge conditions, while still facing challenges of the ongoing global pandemic. The Oklahoma Transportation Commission set…

ODOT seeks input on US-281 Bridgeport Bridge project

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is inviting the public to view and comment on its plans to rehabilitate the US-281 Bridgeport Bridge over the South Canadian River at the Canadian and Caddo county line between Geary and Hinton just west of the Oklahoma City metro area. The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of a nearly 18 mile-long corridor of Route 66. The project…

ODOT needs input on US-81 corridor between Minco, Union City

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation recently updated a corridor study along US-81 from north of Chickasha to south of Union City. The department is inviting the public to view and provide input on the needs and priorities for this 20-mile stretch of the US-81 corridor in Grady County. The study area looks at seven intersections along the two-lane highway including US-81 and SH-152/SH-37 and US-81 at SH-37/Main St. in Minco.…

ODOT 5310 Townhall Update

5310 Townhall Update Dear Transportation Stakeholders, Please join the ODOT Office of Mobility & Public Transit for one of four Regional Telephone town hall calls regarding the FTA 5310 Program and the development of Regional Human Services Transportation Coordination Plans that are required by the federal program. ODOT will host four telephone town hall calls– one for each of the four regions detailed on the maps below. Please participate only…