OKC streetcar gets majority support in MAPS 3 poll

2009 October 1
by OnTrac

From The Oklahoma Gazette:

Of the poll’s MAPS 3 projects, only two received 50 percent support: outdoor improvements, like parks and trails, and constructing a streetcar system.

That’s something Jeff Bezdek, campaign director with the Modern Transit Project, was pleased to see.“I’m proud of it because I think it shows that the work our citizens did in this campaign with a zero budget has really educated a large number of people as to the value of this streetcar and rail project would bring to the proposal,” he said. “I was surprised that it rated above the (downtown) park. I thought the park would be easier to communicate as to the value of what it is, whereas transit is a much more complicated issue.”

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