Blair Humphreys at www.imaginativeamerica.com pulls the curtain on the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s recent retreat and discussions of a potential MAPS 3 ballot. What he reports matches accounts I’ve received from multiple sources who have asked not to have their names revealed:
Rick Caine, Director of the Central Oklahoma Transit and Parking Authority (COTPA), gave a presentation of COTPA’s MAPS 3 proposal at the meeting. A presentation that apparently failed to inspire the business leaders in attendance. In contrast, Mike Knopp, the “driving force behind the development of rowing” on the Oklahoma River, dazzled the audience with a presentation of ideas for redeveloping the river.
So river plan in, public-transit out.