Good streets are more than a convenience – they are an economic necessity.
class="headline">Good streets are more than a convenience – they are an economic necessity.
Tulsa faces multiple decades of deferred maintenance on our streets. During my time as mayor, we've made big strides to improve our streets and reduce the hassle of street repairs. During my first term, we:
- Passed the Improve Our Tulsa program by the largest victory margin in city history, funding much needed street improvement projects for the next 6 years.
- Empowered a commission of Tulsa business leaders to overhaul the way we fix our streets resulting in fundamental changes that will cause street projects to be completed faster and reducing the burden on drivers and business owners.
- Launched the state’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line and expanded bus service hours to 7 days a week. The BRT runs along the Peoria Corridor from 56th Street North down to 81st Street connecting passengers to jobs, educational opportunities and shopping destinations that they have not had before.
- After 50 years of steady land accumulation, we’ve started construction on the Gilcrease Expressway. The project provides access and opportunity for investments in North and West Tulsa that is long overdue and will change the future for these parts of our city.
Moving forward, we will focus on continuous improvement in street project times as we implement the streets improvement program approved by voters - on time and on budget.