Tulsa Group Asks For More Public Transportation Funding - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Tulsa Group Asks For More Public Transportation Funding

Posted: Updated:
Right now, more than 10,000 people use the city buses every day. Right now, more than 10,000 people use the city buses every day.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

Some people aren't very happy that Tulsa's public transportation budget is going to stay flat in 2013.

Right now, more than 10,000 people use the city buses every day. That's why Transit Matters, a local advocacy group, announced Wednesday they will rally at Thursday's city council meeting to ask for more money.

The group says an additional $800,000 is needed because Tulsa ranks in the bottom 25 percent when it comes to public transportation funding among cities our size.

"And it's embarrassing that our city is ranked so low, and we're actually getting lower because they had major budget cuts in 2009," Elaine Meek, Tulsa Transit Chair, said. "We're trying to get that money restored."

Transit Matters says that for every dollar invested in public transportation, the city receives at least four dollars in economic benefits.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.