Transportation Planning Mini Grant

SORTPO’s transportation planning program is funded through the State Planning & Research  (SPR) funds and local match provided by ASCOG and SWODA. The purpose of the grant is to  provide planning opportunities to municipalities in southwest Oklahoma SORTPO will be accepting grant applications for a Transportation Mini Planning Grant.  The grant can be used for activities such as transportation planning/data collection activities, traffic studies in low income/minority/disabled communities, active living/trail plan,…

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…