Government, Safety

Infrastructure Plans Approved for Oklahoma’s Future

Tulsa, Okla. Tulsa, Okla., by Getty Images

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission recently approved three plans that will steer infrastructure projects in the coming years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2019

Oklahoma Transportation Commission Plans for Highway, Bridge Projects

Kilpatrick Turnpike in Oklahoma The John Kilpatrick Turnpike. (Eric Stuve/Flickr)

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved plans Sept. 10 outlining updates for the state’s network of highways and county roads.This iteration directs $6.5 billion to support 1,386 bridge and highway projects over the next eight years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2018
Government, Fuel, TCA

Oklahoma Fuel Taxes Among Lowest in the Nation

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While gasoline prices are hovering around $2 per gallon in Oklahoma, that’s not the direct cost of the fuel. State and federal taxes tally up to 35.4 cents of total gasoline cost per gallon.

Joy Hampton | The Norman (Okla.) Transcript
August 11, 2017

Oklahoma GOP Considering Hiking Gas Tax, Democrats Say

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Republicans are considering increasing the state’s gasoline tax by six cents to help fill the state’s looming budget hole, Democrats announced April 26.

Janelle Stecklein | Enid (Okla.) News & Eagle
April 27, 2017

Oklahoma Port Sees Increased Tonnage on Stronger Energy Sector

Port of Muskogee

Shipping activities picked up in March at the Port of Muskogee in Oklahoma, which ended the first quarter of the year on a high note after struggling several months to gain momentum.

D.E. Smoot | Muskogee (Okla.) Phoenix
April 24, 2017

Oklahoma Transportation Official Urges Congress to Reform Permitting Process


WASHINGTON — Transportation authorizers need to consider ways to reform the planning and approval process for highway infrastructure projects, Mike Patterson, executive director of Oklahoma’s Department of Transportation, told a House subcommittee April 5.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 6, 2017

Oklahoma Submits Seven Infrastructure Projects to Trump for Consideration

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Four highway projects are among the seven total infrastructure priorities that Oklahoma submitted to the National Governors Association as part of a 428-item list that the NGA is asking the Trump administration to consider.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2017
Government, Fuel

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin Proposes Gas, Diesel Tax Increase

Bloomberg News

Oklahoma’s tax on gas and diesel would increase under a budget proposal Gov. Mary Fallin (R) presented to legislators this week.

February 7, 2017

Oklahoma Transportation Department Presents Budget Needs to State Lawmakers

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Lawmakers in the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Jan. 5 sat through a second day of in-depth budget hearings that give agency heads a chance to ask for more money.

Dale Denwalt | The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
January 6, 2017

Oklahoma DOT at Crossroads, Director Says

Mike Patterson is worried about the future of transportation in Oklahoma.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
August 4, 2016