Working Group for OTA’s Gilcrease Expressway Meets — Absent One Key Player

Tulsa World reports, “Engineers, project managers, executive directors, team leaders and elected officials all sat down Tuesday [May 9] for the first working-group meeting on the Gilcrease Expressway turnpike project. But one $100 million-plus seat at the proverbial table sat empty, and none of Oklahoma’s top transportation officials know yet who will occupy it. Tim Gatz, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority executive director, said the project to complete the western stretch of the Gilcrease is unique and filling the role of a private partner in the proposed public-private partnership is obviously a piece of the puzzle.”