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Old 03-03-2013, 06:06 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Is this a joke?
Yes most of this is a Joke , I'll let you decide if it's a good one or not.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:11 PM
 
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I hope so. There are many ways OKC could be improved but this isn't one of them. The North Canadian river is not wide enough nor major enough to support serious ship traffic. Sometimes its completely dry in areas not dammed up into the Oklahoma River.

Much of what OKC can do is limited by its geography.
OKC would have to dig a canal all the way to the Port Of Tulsa , and the state of Oklahoma is more likely to build A MONORAIL from OKC to TULSA than dig a Navigational Canal To TULSA OK.

OKC needs to focus on High Speed Rail from OKC to Tulsa and Wichita KS , and it doesn't even have the will to do that simple task. Having A Port Of OKC would be like OKC putting A Man On The MOON.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:13 PM
 
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Isnt the river that goes through oklahoma city tiny? how could it support major ships? OKC should focus more on gaining jobs or increasing density in their center. Its always the cities that have the most jobs or are the most liberal areas that gain population. Ex. Dallas and Seattle
OKC would have to make the River much larger.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:16 PM
 
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Today, it's the places that have strong hipster scenes that are attracting the most young, educated transplants. That is why places like Austin, Portland, and Seattle are exploding so fast. OKC has a LONG way to go before it can reach that status.
OKC focus is on MENPHIS and NEW ORLEANS and KANSAS CITY and ST. LOUIS and LOUISVILLE and maybe AUSTIN BAJA OKLAHOMA SEATTLE and PORTLAND are way out of it's league.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:50 PM
 
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OKC focus is on MENPHIS and NEW ORLEANS and KANSAS CITY and ST. LOUIS and LOUISVILLE and maybe AUSTIN BAJA OKLAHOMA SEATTLE and PORTLAND are way out of it's league.
Why would OKC ever want to be like Portland or Seattle? Too many people living in too small of a space. Gridlock all the time. Horrible living conditions.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:53 PM
 
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OKC would have to dig a canal all the way to the Port Of Tulsa , and the state of Oklahoma is more likely to build A MONORAIL from OKC to TULSA than dig a Navigational Canal To TULSA OK.

OKC needs to focus on High Speed Rail from OKC to Tulsa and Wichita KS , and it doesn't even have the will to do that simple task. Having A Port Of OKC would be like OKC putting A Man On The MOON.
That would be an absolute waste of money. OKC would better serve it's citizens by building sidewalks and covered bus shelters along with buying reliable busses that actually run more then they break down. Try standing out in the hot OKC sun when it's 100 degrees outside waiting for a bus that sometimes never comes.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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That would be an absolute waste of money. OKC would better serve it's citizens by building sidewalks and covered bus shelters along with buying reliable busses that actually run more then they break down. Try standing out in the hot OKC sun when it's 100 degrees outside waiting for a bus that sometimes never comes.
I agree with you 100% OKC should focus on (BRT) Bus Rapid Transit..and theirs streetcar project solely. The last thing in the world that OKC would do is undertake a OKC Port Project.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I agree with you 100% OKC should focus on (BRT) Bus Rapid Transit..and theirs streetcar project solely. The last thing in the world that OKC would do is undertake a OKC Port Project.
Why did you ask the question then?
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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Why did you ask the question then?
And now I remember why I stopped visiting this silly lil forum. lol
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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Why did you ask the question then?
Sorry that it took so long for me to get back to this particular thread , but I don't do city-data.com like I once did in the not too distant past. I put the question out there to see if professional folk thought that the project was doable or not , my take on the potential Port of Oklahoma City is that it would have too many other local port cities to go head to head with (1.) Memphis (2) Louisville (3) Cincinnati (4)Louis MO (5)Little Rock(6) TULSA OKLAHOMA...get my drift....LOL and the amount of money needed " to float the project" (no punt intended) would be much too expensive for the OKC area.
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