BY MICHAEL KIMBALL
Published: January 27, 2012 The Oklahoman
The MAPS 3 Citizen Advisory Board has given its stamp of approval for the eventual purchase of the historic Santa Fe Train Depot downtown as the base for Oklahoma City’s future transportation hub.
An artist’s rendering shows the proposed transportation hub included in MAPS 3 that would link various transportation options in the Oklahoma City area.
The Oklahoma City Council will ultimately have to formally approve the resolution authorizing the purchase of the depot, which city leaders have long coveted for use as the transportation hub included in MAPS 3.
The hub will also remain where Amtrak trains stop and could be expanded to accommodate future commuter rail or high-speed rail services that could come to the metro.