The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments has recently completed its latest inventory of land use in the Oklahoma City Area Regional Transportation Study (OCARTS) area. Collected every five years as part of the agency’s comprehensive planning efforts, this GIS dataset seeks to broadly classify how land is being used in the region; this information is an essential input to scenario modeling, travel demand modeling, and many other analyses. As with many inputs to the agency’s upcoming metropolitan transportation plan, this dataset is intended to represent 2010—the base year for the plan.
How should Central Oklahoma grow? How would you invest in our regional transportation system? How would you pay for those investments? As input to Central Oklahoma’s upcoming Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Encompass 2040, ACOG invites Central Oklahomans to take the Transportation & Growth Survey. This 15-question online survey takes just a few minutes to complete and will provide ACOG with valuable public input as we work to complete Encompass 2040 by spring 2016.
The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Air Quality Awareness Grants. The Air Quality Awareness Grants make use of federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funds dedicated to transportation projects that reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips and support cleaner air for the Central Oklahoma region.
The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments is pleased to announce the recipients of the second round of the 2013-2014 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding. TAP is a federal funding source in the MAP-21 legislation dedicated for bicycle and pedestrian projects. ACOG was allocated approximately $2.8 million of TAP funding for the 2013-2014 funding cycle.
Carolyn Glover has accomplished something that a very small percentage of her peers in public safety communications have ever done, she has been “saving lives” of Norman residents for 30 years. Because of a variety of factors, including stress and shift work, it is rare to hear of a dispatcher staying in the profession for this length of time. Carolyn started as a dispatcher on August 15, 1984 as a fire dispatcher and transferred to the police department when the dispatching services were combined in the late 1990’s. “Carolyn remains a spark of energy within our 911 center. I can count on one hand the number of dispatchers in the State of Oklahoma that I know who have reached this milestone”, says Lance Terry, Communications Manager for the City of Norman. The City of Norman, as well as the profession as a whole, is lucky to have such a dedicated individual who is committed to serving the citizens of Norman.
Each year 9-1-1 ACOG has its addressing and map data audited by an outside firm to determine the accuracy level of the data used to route 9-1-1 calls. In this audit, a comparison is done between individual records of every wireline phone in the ACOG region, the Master Street Address Guide (MSAG), and the GIS map data created in-house for call routing. For the fourth year in a row, the accuracy level maintained by 9-1-1 ACOG has exceeded the national standard.
City and county government agencies are among those eligible to apply for free trees through the Tree Bank Foundation, an Edmond-based 501(c)3, for placement in public areas such as neighborhood entrances, trails, parks, main streets and more. Applications are due to the Tree Bank Foundation by 5PM Friday, September 5.