According to KOCO-TV, a proposed Oklahoma City Social Security development is causing controversy among community leaders because it lacks a public transit stop.
KOCO reported that construction has not started yet on the building that will be located on the corner of North Kelly Avenue and Northeast 122nd Street. Many people in the community are concerned, because there is no form of public transportation going to the area. “We’re glad to have it in Ward 7,” city council member John Pettis Jr. told KOCO. “It’s going to provide a huge service.”
However, Pettis said he has concerns over how people will get to the building. “Our numbers indicate to extend the bus service out here it would cost an estimate of $350,000 a year,” Pettis told KOCO. “That’s a cost the city cannot bear alone.”
KOCO said the nearest public transportation drop off is nearly 2 miles away. A developer working on the project told the television station that there are federal requirements saying a public transportation line would have to go to the office.
Hopefully, the city will be able to work something out to get people to the new building, which should open in the spring of 2014. Many people who collect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) have strict budgets limiting their transportation options.
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