Commentary John Thompson
The bipartisan MAPS for Kids Student Achievement Committee knew that
Oklahoma City could not increase student performance without first
creating safe and orderly schools. We also knew that would be our
The MAPS 3 whitewater superpark promises world-class size, technology and allure.
News Tim Farley
When world-class kayaker Scott Shipley was preparing for the Olympics in
the 1990s, he was forced to travel overseas because proper training
facilities were not available in the United States.
Commentary Nancy K. Anderson
Now that the 4.5-mile downtown route for the MAPS 3 streetcar — Phase 1 —
has been decided, the challenge will be to get it completed at a cost
anywhere near the amount budgeted. The experience in other cities
indicates it will cost far more to build — and to keep it running — than
we’ve been told.
Commentary Jeff Bezdek
It has been more than 66 years since Oklahoma City had meaningful
intracity rail transit. In 2009, voters took a huge leap toward our
transit future by endorsing a $130 million-dollar downtown rail-based
modern streetcar system and intermodal hub as part of MAPS 3.