Monday, February 27, 2006

Tulsa Transit Unveils New Trolley System Plan

Tulsa Transit Unveils New Trolley System Plan
From the good folks at KOTV
Tulsa Transit officials unveiled a plan for a new trolley system on Friday. It would involve what they call "rubber tire trolleys" - basically trolleys on wheels rather than a track.

The route hasn't been decided yet, but it would likely cover midtown and downtown - areas like Brookside and the Brady District. Tulsa Transit officals say the trolleys would also help the city compete with other cities for major events.

Tulsa Transit GM Bill Cartwright: "They have a trolley very similar to this in Oklahoma City and it's very popular. They're way ahead of us on this. We need to catch up."

The trolleys would come around every thirty minutes and would cost 50 cents to ride.

Tulsa Transit officials say the new system won't get off the ground, though, if local businesses don't help out financially.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Rebuilding Tulsa: Making Downtown Livable

From Urban Tulsa
Rebuilding Tulsa: Making Downtown Livable
by Gretchen Collins

Before rebuilding projects can be approved or implemented, they must be planned. Every year the graduate students at The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, Urban Design Studio work on a study or project designed to help the Tulsa area. You’ll recall our coverage (April 2004) of their three-dimensional model of downtown Tulsa and how it would look when the arena (BOK Center) is expected to be complete.
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Friday, February 03, 2006

Who are these people?

In the last few months Henry Kaufman and Maurice Kanbar have purchased almost one-third of downtown Tulsa. How did it happen?

Here is the story as three people with strong Tulsa ties tell it.
Early last year former Tulsan Paulette Millichap was having a conversation with a friend and her grandson. The friend was expounding on the opportunities to be found in real estate in almost every market.