Bus rapid transit, commuter option to northwest Oklahoma City, wins federal grant
Oklahoma City is receiving a federal grant to develop a bus rapid transit line between downtown and the northwest side, Mayor David Holt said Thursday.
"Sen. Jim Inhofe has just announced that OKC has received the $14.3M federal grant we applied for to construct OKC’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line," Holt said on Twitter.
The line will follow N Classen Boulevard to the Northwest Expressway, and on to Meridian Avenue.
The service would connect to the streetcar line opening next week, giving commuters an option for reaching downtown offices, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues without having to drive and park.