Survey finds safety is priority for Central Oklahoma transportation

Thursday, January 13th 2005, 1:22 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A survey on transportation issues in central Oklahoma finds improved safety is a top priority of residents.

Those responding say better maintenance of roads would improve personal mobility and help strengthen the regional economy. The survey found 46% support a gasoline tax to improve maintenance and 42% selected a diesel tax.

The survey also found the average daily commute from home to work is about 13 miles and that more bus service and bus service closer to home and work would encourage more use of public transportation.

More than 500 people responded to the survey for the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, which will use the information as it develops a long range transportation plan for the region, known as the 2030 Oklahoma City Area Regional Transportation Study, or OCARTS.