7 August 2007
Look for the Union Station
It's at 300 SW 7th Street, and there's a rally Saturday at
From the release (background here):
OKC Union Station's rail yard is the last grand urban yard in the West with all its original space intact. Existing rail lines sprawling all over the metro and state converge here.
Unfortunately, our Department of Transportation is determined to destroy this treasure to make way for a hyper-expensive highway we don't need.
This last paragraph may have been a misfire: rather a lot of people, including me and I'm one of them fercrissake, have no particular desire to cater to the Boomers, in aggregate a fairly-annoying lot. (Says Kim du Toit: "As an aging Boomer myself, nothing fills me with as much dread as watching my spoiled, petulant and self-absorbed generation getting older, and wailing about it.")
Still, if you're anxious to see some actual passenger rail in these parts before the next asteroid sweeps by, or even if you just think the New Crosstown is a boondoggle, come to the station at
Your major proponent: Tom Elmore, North American Transport Institute, 405.794.7163, or gtelmore at advancedtransport dot org.Posted at 6:11 PM to City Scene