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 on: October 19, 2018, 09:53:59 am 
Started by BKDotCom - Last post by shavethewhales
I don't think Laramie is trying to make this into an OKC vs. Tulsa thing. Just showcasing some interesting OKC developments in lieu of this IKEA thing that may or may not happen.

My suggestion: move this thread and rename it OKC Developments.

 on: October 19, 2018, 08:38:42 am 
Started by BKDotCom - Last post by AngieB

No kidding...!!   We just opened Gathering Place.  I haven't stopped in yet, but have driven by and it looks impressive.  OKC doesn't have that.  Or anything really like it...

Right? They had to *make* a river. IMO, OKC doesn't have anything over Tulsa other than having the Thunder.

 on: October 18, 2018, 08:17:30 pm 
Started by Red Arrow - Last post by SXSW
I believe they are planning on starting service on the Aero BRT in fall 2019.  Does anyone know what the stations will look like?  I assume covered with seating but hopefully they have some kind of unique characteristic to the Peoria corridor.

Aero map

 on: October 18, 2018, 07:35:38 pm 
Started by Red Arrow - Last post by Red Arrow
Moving away from the Ikea thread:

Bus Rapid Transit, if done right with set schedules, covered stops and high frequency, can be more effective than a streetcar.  Especially for a long distance inter-city route like Peoria.  That being said I think we should look at what OKC (and Kansas City) have done with a streetcar and see if we can do something similar that connects the downtown districts and also to TU.  I'm in OKC every few months and have been impressed by the new developments that have been spurred along the line. 

BRT done right is intended to compete with Light Rail or even Heavy Rail, not streetcars.  Tulsa is not getting true BRT but it will be a step up from what we currently have. Transit Oriented Development is generally more robust along rail lines compared to rubber tire vehicle routes.

Bus rapid transit (BRT), also called a busway or transitway, is a bus-based public transport system designed to improve capacity and reliability relative to a conventional bus system.[2] Typically, a BRT system includes roadways that are dedicated to buses, and gives priority to buses at intersections where buses may interact with other traffic; alongside design features to reduce delays caused by passengers boarding or leaving buses, or purchasing fares. BRT aims to combine the capacity and speed of a metro with the flexibility, lower cost and simplicity of a bus system.

I have posted this link before.  It is obviously rail oriented but I believe they generally treat BRT fairly.  There's a lot of info for a day of surfing.

Basic characteristics
TransJakarta bus on the dedicated bus lane, an exclusive right-of-way separated from heavy traffic
There are five essential characteristics of a BRT corridor.[8]

Dedicated right-of-way — An exclusive right-of-way is vital to ensuring that buses can move quickly and unimpeded by congestion. Enforcement of the dedicated lane can be handled in different ways, such as delineators, bollards, or colorized pavement.
Busway alignment — Alignment of traffic lane so that conflicts with other traffic can be minimized. Options include exclusive bus only corridor, median (central reservation) aligned and curb aligned (but curb aligned only where there are infrequent intersections to cause traffic conflicts and delays)
Off-board fare collection — Collecting fares before boarding, either through a “barrier controlled” or “proof-of-payment” method, is one of the most important factors in reducing station dwell time and therefore total travel time, thus improving the customer experience.
Intersection treatments — There are several ways to increase bus speeds at intersections, all of which are aimed at increasing the green signal time for the bus lane. Forbidding turns across the bus lane and minimizing the number of traffic-signal phases where possible are the most important. Traffic-signal priority when activated by an approaching BRT vehicle is useful in lower-frequency corridors.
Platform-level boarding — Having the bus-station platform level with the bus floor is one of the most important ways of reducing boarding and alighting times per passenger. The reduction or elimination of the vehicle-to-platform gap is also key to customer safety and comfort. A range of measures can be used to achieve platform gaps of less than 5 cm (2.0 in), including guided busways at stations, alignment markers, Kassel curbs, and boarding bridges.

Best practices
In addition to BRT basics, the Standard identifies several categories of BRT elements and characteristics which contribute to superior BRT corridors:[7]

Service Planning — multiple routes, peak frequency buses, and hours of operation
Infrastructure — passing lanes at stations, minimizing vehicle exhaust emissions, and improved pavement quality
Station Design and Station-Bus Interface — safe and comfortable stations, number of doors on bus, and reasonable distances between stations
Quality of Service and Passenger Information Systems — branding and passenger information
Integration and Access — integration with other transportation, secure bicycle parking, and universal access

 on: October 18, 2018, 05:18:12 pm 
Started by sgrizzle - Last post by heironymouspasparagus
I like it...not sure about the pedo looking guy bottom left though...looking into your soul...

That was Trump on an incognito trip to scope things out for Pence to come to town, a couple weeks ago....

 on: October 18, 2018, 05:15:41 pm 
Started by BKDotCom - Last post by heironymouspasparagus
Blah, blah, blah, blah, OKC, blah, blah, blah, OKC, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, OKC...  Roll Eyes

No kidding...!!   We just opened Gathering Place.  I haven't stopped in yet, but have driven by and it looks impressive.  OKC doesn't have that.  Or anything really like it...

 on: October 18, 2018, 03:39:17 pm 
Started by OurTulsa - Last post by TulsaGoldenHurriCAN
Another view of the Flats on Archer over Amelia's patio

That is a stunning photo! Nice angle and shot! Crazy to think back about how far that area has come. So many aesthetically pleasing spots now. amelia's did a nice job with the patio.

 on: October 18, 2018, 03:27:08 pm 
Started by OurTulsa - Last post by Tulsa Zephyr
Hey Mambo's is now Sette Italian Brick Oven. www.settetulsa.com

 on: October 18, 2018, 03:20:32 pm 
Started by OurTulsa - Last post by Conan71
Another view of the Flats on Archer over Amelia's patio

I know Scott Moore sold his part of Hey Mambo! out, is it still open in that strip?

 on: October 18, 2018, 03:05:41 pm 
Started by BKDotCom - Last post by Laramie
An Atlanta-based technology service company is seeking financial incentives to aid in bringing up to 150 jobs to Oklahoma City.

Rural Sourcing, Inc. currently has 420 employees and is rapidly growing. It has targeted OKC for an expansion office and plans to add 150 new jobs over the next three years.

The average first-year wage is estimated at $68,614, according to documents appearing on the agenda for next Tuesday's Economic Development Trust meeting.

The offices would be located in the Plow Building, a recently restored five-story building at 29 E. Reno Ave. in Bricktown. Formerly abandoned, the Plow was thoroughly renovated by local developer Richard McKown and with this latest deal is approaching full capacity.

Rural Sourcing specializes in domestically outsourced software development and support. In addition to their Atlanta headquarters, the have offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Mobile, Alabama; and Jonesboro, Arkansas.

A memo to the trust from city manager Jim Couch indicates the Chamber of Commerce has been working with the company since July and that Rural Sourcing reviewed 50 mid-size cities and considered factors such as access to IT talent, cost of living, quality of life and economic incentives.

It is estimated that the financial impact would be $122.5 million over the first seven years.

The company plans to invest $500,000 in leasehold improvements and $1 million in furniture and equipment over the next three years.

The trust is being asked to approve a resolution that would be the first step in allocating $450,000 in incentives in general obligation limited tax bond proceeds. Ultimately, city council would have to provide final approval.

via OKCTalk:  Tech company to bring 150 jobs to Bricktown - Published on 09-14-2018 10:00 AM

Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 By: Steve Lackmeyer Source: NewsOK

Rural Sourcing, a software development company, is set to start hiring for its proposed new location in Bricktown later this year with plans to staff up to 150 people or more after three years.

Tre Sasser, chief financial officer at the Atlanta-based company, said Oklahoma City prevailed over 49 other cities considered for the company's fifth development center.

“I'm incredibly excited by the prospect of coming to Oklahoma City,” Sasser said Tuesday during a presentation to the Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust. “We believe it's the right combination of high-tech talent, low cost of living and quality of life to get us started.”  https://www.greateroklahomacity.com/news/2018/09/19/newsok/rural-sourcing-aims-to-compete-against-world-from-bricktown/

The company will be on the Oklahoma City Streetcar Bricktown loop west of the Bricktown Ballpark.

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