OKI http://wvxu.org en Oasis Rail Transit Project http://wvxu.org/post/oasis-rail-transit-project <p></p><p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 13:05:00 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 21477 at http://wvxu.org Oasis Rail Transit Project MLK interchange at 71 takes step forward http://wvxu.org/post/mlk-interchange-71-takes-step-forward <p>Cincinnati Council will likely vote Wednesday to sell bonds to pay for the city's portion of building a new interchange on I-71 at Martin Luther King Drive.&nbsp; The plan has been in the works for several years. &nbsp;<br /><br />“We’re not just building a road because we need a road there,” Council Member Yvette Simpson said.&nbsp; “We anticipate lots of development along the corridor.”<br /><br />The MLK interchange is designed to provide easier access to the Uptown area and places like the University of Cincinnati and several major hospitals.<br /> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:27:08 +0000 Jay Hanselman 20846 at http://wvxu.org MLK interchange at 71 takes step forward Deal nearly set to fund MLK/71 interchange project http://wvxu.org/post/deal-nearly-set-fund-mlk71-interchange-project <p><strong>&nbsp;UPDATE:</strong>&nbsp; <em>The OKI board unanimously approved the funding plan at its meeting Thursday morning.</em></p><p>The <a href="http://www.oki.org/" target="_blank">OKI Regional Council of Governments</a> board will vote Thursday on a first-of-its kind financing plan to rebuild the Interstate 71/Martin Luther King interchange.</p><p>OKI Director Mark Policinski says the plan calls for a loan from the <a href="http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Finance/Pages/StateInfrastructureBank.aspx" target="_blank">state infrastructure bank</a>.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:07:00 +0000 Tana Weingartner 19638 at http://wvxu.org Deal nearly set to fund MLK/71 interchange project OKI set to release new information on strategic plan http://wvxu.org/post/oki-set-release-new-information-strategic-plan <p>The <a href="http://www.oki.org" target="_blank">Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments </a>is continuing efforts to plan for the region's future.&nbsp; It's holding <a href="http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vgifeldab&amp;oeidk=a07e7p6ln7gda238d7e" target="_blank">an event Wednesday evening </a>to reveal the findings from a "How Do We Grow From Here Questionnaire."<br><br>Communication Director Brian Cunningham said there are about 32 issues facing the region.<br> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:27:16 +0000 Jay Hanselman 14745 at http://wvxu.org OKI set to release new information on strategic plan $4 million for streetcar can't be rescinded, OKI says http://wvxu.org/post/4-million-streetcar-cant-be-rescinded-oki-says-0 <p>The Ohio Kentucky Indiana (OKI) Regional Council of Governments has told the Hamilton County commissioners it is too late to take back $4 million pledged to the city of Cincinnati's streetcar project.</p><p>Two county commissioners, Republicans Greg Hartmann and Chris Monzel, had asked OKI to rescind the money because of cost overruns on the streetcar project and that the money should be used on other area infrastructure projects.</p><p>No can do, OKI director Mark Policinski told the commissioners in a June 4 letter.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:55:59 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 13438 at http://wvxu.org $4 million for streetcar can't be rescinded, OKI says