The Norman Transcript


May 2, 2014

City and state briefs

NORMAN — Declarations of candidacy

Candidates for board members of the Little Axe Fire Protection District and of the Cedar Country Fire Protection District will file declarations of candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. Monday.  

Bryant Rains, Cleveland County Election Board secretary, said the filing period will end at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The following positions are open and will be voted on Nov. 4 during the General Election:

· Little Axe Fire Protection District No. 70

· Board of Directors Position 1 — two-year term

· Board of Directors Position 2 — six-year term

· Cedar Country Fire Protection District Board of Directors Position — six-year term

Declaration of candidacy forms will be accepted at the election board office, 641 E. Robinson St. in Norman. There is no required filing fee for these positions.


Commuter corridor study

The CentralOK!go Commuter Corridors Study is considering various routes and modes of public transportation for moving people throughout the region. 

The project team is focusing on three specific corridors (extending to the north, east and south), as well as central Oklahoma City, where the three corridors overlap.

The north corridor extends 14 miles between Edmond and downtown Oklahoma City, the east extends 10 miles from downtown Oklahoma City to Midwest City and Tinker Air Force Base, and the south corridor extends 17 miles from downtown Oklahoma City through Moore to Norman and the University of Oklahoma.

CentralOK!go is in the midst of a detailed evaluation phase. The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments and its transit planning consultants are considering all ideas and suggestions. 

To identify a preferred alternative for each corridor, consultants are using public input in addition to their own technical evaluation.

The upcoming public outreach activities in Norman are:

· 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday: May Fair Arts Festival at Andrews Park

· Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday: OU Memorial Union

Drop by the CentralOK!go booth at these upcoming events to learn about the latest in the evaluation from members of the project team and offer ideas.

— Transcript Staff

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