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Take a ride

Streetcar ridership hit a peak in 1920, when 25.5 million trips were taken on the city’s three lines. That worked out to nearly 280 rides a year for every resident in the city. The streetcar lines vanished in 1947, but a half a century later, the city is looking to slowly rebuild a rail-based transit

City’s bus system ready to Embark on new chapter

Starting April 28, METRO Transit, the department that oversees the city’s bus system, parking and ferry service, will change its name to Embark. The name change is part of a new marketing strategy, along with changes to enhance local bus service.“The changes we are making to the public transportation system in Oklahoma City are really

Against all odds

On Monday and Tuesday, the bus, full of the film’s stars, arrives in Oklahoma City in support of the film’s nationwide release. Based on the true story of unlikely Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, 50 to 1 is a family-friendly comedy from director and producer Jim Wilson (Dances with Wolves, The Bodyguard). Mine that

The Big Bus

Never as readily available and accessible as it should be, The Big Bus belatedly pulls back into in-print status through Warner Archive. Better manufactured-on-demand than never!  His lead-up to The Muppet Movie, director James Frawley keeps the atmosphere light with slapstick as the company behind the $12 million nuclear-powered superbus known as Cyclops has no

Center stage

Although the property’s new owner, Kestrel Investments Management Corporation, has plans to seek a demolition permit in November, hope still exists to somehow save the building described last year in Architectural Record as a “love-it-or-hate-it” structure. For decades, the now-defunct theater — complete with its concrete forms, brightly colored steel ramps and large corrugated metal

Taking the bus one stop too far

And especially when you’re rapper 2 Chainz, huddled on your post-concert bus with 10 others and possibly using narcotics after being pulled over by Oklahoma City police for a broken bus taillight. The rapper, real name Tauheed Epps, was arrested early morning Aug. 22 after an almost nine-hour standoff, multiple news sources reported. NewsOK reported

Q-and-A question

The meeting’s format called for residents to write their questions on cards to be turned over to moderator Jimmy Robertson of Jacobs Engineering, the project’s consulting firm. Citizens were not allowed to ask follow-up questions or engage in dialogue with the consultants. In fact, some attendees thought their written questions might have been ignored. In

Street smarts

Skyline Ink Organized as a way to inform, educate and clear up misconceptions about the MAPS 3-funded project, city officials and their paid consultants delivered a bevy of facts and figures that centered on previous studies, future construction and success stories from other cities. Mike McAnelly, senior planner and project manager for Jacobs Engineering Group,

Police Story / Police Story 2

It’s the next one that does. Fast-forward at least a decade later. In college, a friend showed me a VHS tape of an episode of The Incredibly Strange Film Show, a British documentary miniseries. Chan was that ep’s subject, and clips from 1985’s Police Story — and maybe even 1988’s Police Story 2, if memory

Not-so-easy rider

Faced with a set of recommendations from transportation planning experts, the Oklahoma City Council must soon decide if it wants to shrink its bus system coverage area, leaving some transit-dependent residents without a ride. On the other hand, such a move would allow Metro Transit officials to increase bus stop frequency and potentially attract more

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