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2 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective (draft 12/9/2005)7:00 NWPassageAreaPerspective51209.ppt To understand the benefit to the Metro Area, we need to look at the Current status of the Transportation Highways within the Metro Area.

3 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective The Oklahoma Dept. of Transportations map to the right shows the ultimate completion of the Gilcrease Expressway Loop from Hwy. 75 on the north, to I-44 on the south.

4 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective Currently funding has been identified and earmarked to complete the Gilcrease Expressway from Hwy. 75 to the L.L. Tisdale.

5 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective The City of Tulsa has earmarked funds and proposed funds to build a 2-laned portion of the northwest section of the Gilcrease Expressway from Hwy. 75 west to where the proposed Botanical Gardens and the proposed statue, The American, are to be located.

6 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective The funding for the western leg of the Gilcrease Expressway Loop is projected to come from both Federal funding and City funding sources over the next several decades. An idea exists which could work in tandem with existing plans and funding to expedite completion of the Gilcrease Expressway Loop. We could look at funding the completion of the Gilcrease Loop via Metro Area GARVEE Bonds from anticipated future Federal Funds, a toll road, a Tax Increment Financing District (TIF), or a combination of all four. County Funding from both Osage and Tulsa County, along with funding from the Osage Tribe, should also be part of the funding equation.

7 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective With the completion of the Gilcrease Expressway Loop, the Northwest Passage National Highway will provide 3 Main Alternative Routes through the Metro Area. The Northwest National Passage Highway will transform the Broken Arrow Expressway and Muskogee Turnpike. The Broken Arrow Expressway and Muskogee Turnpike, which are currently essentially a commuter roadway and highway for those traveling to and from the Metro Area, will become a Connecting Highway for those traveling from one part of the United States to another.

8 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective Additionally, due to the creation of a national short-cut, the Northwest Passage National Highway will likely increase traffic on Hwy. 75 south of the metro Area as well as Hwy. 412 east of the Metro Area.

9 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – What Are The Benefits To The Metro Area?

10 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Area City Benefits In addition to the obvious benefits to those involved in the Planning and Construction of highways, the Northwest Passage National Highway will provide benefits in many areas. This includes direct highway traffic benefits to the Cities of Broken Arrow, Coweta, Glenpool, Jenks, Catoosa, Skiatook, and Tulsa. Within Tulsa, direct highway traffic benefits will be realized in West Tulsa, East Tulsa, North Tulsa, Mid-Town Tulsa, and Downtown Tulsa.

11 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Cities With Indirect Benefits Shifting the alignment of the Northwest Passage National Highway to the Flood Relief Road R-O-W between Tulsa and Skiatook will provide increased benefit to the Cities of Sand Springs and Sapulpa. Bixby, via the Creek Turnpike and Hwy. 67, and Owasso, Collinsville, Vertigris, and Claremore, via Hwy. 20, will also benefit from the Northwest Passage National Highway.

12 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Outlying Cities Benefits Outlying Cities will also benefit from the Highway. Hwy. 51 Corridor Cities benefiting include Muskogee, Wagoner, Tahlequah, Ft. Gibson, Stillwell, Salisaw, Poteau and others. Hwy. 75 Corridor Cities include Okmulgee, Henryetta, McAlester, Antlers, Hugo, Idabel, and more. Hwy. 412 Corridor Cities include Inola, Choteau, Locust Grove, and Kansas. Hwy. 60 Corridor Cities include Bartlesville, Ponca City, Pawhuska, Nowata, Vinita, and Grove.

13 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Job Cluster Areas Benefiting Metro Area and Northeastern Oklahoma Areas where Jobs are Clustered that will benefit include: Port of Catoosa Port of Muskogee Johnstons 33 Port Mid-America Industrial Park Cherokee Expressway Ind. Park Greenway Business Park Tulsa International Airport Riverside Airport Pogue Municipal Airport

14 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Oklahoma Companies Benefiting Oklahoma Companies, both large and small and in a variety of industries, will benefit. These include: American Airlines Maintenance Conoco Phillips Spirit Aerosystems (Boeing) Griffin Foods Griffin Communications Arrow Trucking John Zink Company Whirlpool Nordam Koch Industries Bama Pie

15 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Kansas Companies Benefiting Kansas Companies and Industries will also benefit, include including the following which have facilities in the Metro Area as well: Spirit Aerosystems (Boeing) has a large employment base in Wichita. Koch Industries, now the largest privately-held company in the United States, is headquartered in Wichita. Koch is a diversified company involved in many things, including highway road building.

16 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Citizen Benefits Citizens utilizing these highlighted roadways will benefit from increased accessibility when traveling to and from areas of the United States northwest and southeast of the Metro Area.

17 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Business Benefits Businesses utilizing these highlighted roadways will also benefit from increased accessibility. In addition to businesses involved in Regional or National Distribution and Trucking, Manufacturing Companies such as the businesses identified in Cluster Analysis studies of both the Metro Chamber and Tulsas Strategic Economic Development Plan, which utilize Distribution and Trucking, will also benefit from shorter shipping times and mileage costs. Such benefits will thus make the Metro Area more attractive to Distribution, Trucking, and Manufacturing Businesses and Jobs in such industries as Oil & Gas, Aerospace, etc.

18 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Highway Business Benefits Lodging, Restaurant, Convenience Stores, Tourist and Visitor Attractions and other travel-related businesses located along these highways will also see increased business from both increased Out- of-Area traffic as well as Out-of- State traffic.

19 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – City Sales Tax Benefits Area Cities will benefit from increased Sales Tax Revenues, due to the increased highway traffic from outside the Metro Area. In addition, the increased attractiveness of the Metro Area to Distribution, Trucking, and Manufacturing companies will likely lead to Metro Area Growth due to both the expansion of existing Metro Area businesses as well as the re-location of businesses to the Metro Area.

20 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Property Tax Revenue Benefits Area Counties will benefit from increased Property Tax Revenues, for the same reasons. This will also benefit those other entities which receive funding from Property Revenues, including Tulsa Community College, Tulsa Technology Center, County Health Departments, County Libraries, and Public School Districts.

21 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Lodging Tax Revenue Benefits Due to both increased Regional Accessibility and the creation of a National Short-cut, entities which benefit from Lodging Tax Revenues, such as Tulsas Convention & Visitors Bureau, and also to Tulsas Arena, Convention Center and Performing Arts Center, will also see increased revenues.

22 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Higher Education Benefits Again,due to both increased Regional Accessibility and the creation of a national short-cut, Metro Area Citizens will have improved access to the Metro Areas Higher Education Facilities. At the same time, this will expand the markets for those Metro Area Higher Education facilities, both Public and Private, including such institutions as: Tulsa Community College Tulsa Technology Center OSU – Tulsa OU – Tulsa Langston - Tulsa NSU – Broken Arrow ORU TU Rogers State University

23 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Healthcare Benefits Similarly, Metro Area Citizens will have improved access to the Metro Areas Healthcare facilities, while also expanding the markets for those Metro Area Healthcare facilities. These include the following facilities: Brookhaven Hospital Cancer Treatment Center Childrens Medical Center Hillcrest Medical Center Hillcrest Specialty Hospital Laureate Psychiatric Hospital Meadowbrook Rehab Hospital Morton Healthcare Orthopedic Hospital of Oklahoma Parkside Community Hospital St. Francis Hospital St. Francis Hospital – Broken Arrow St. Francis Hospital Heart Hospital Southcrest Hospital St. John Medical Center St. John Medical Center - Sapulpa Tulsa Regional Medical Center

24 Northwest Passage National Highway Tulsa Specific Perspective – Growth Benefits The Northwest Passage National Highway, by accelerating the completion of the Gilcrease Expressway Loop, by opening up access to new areas of the City to the West and North, and by increasing traffic along the remaining Potential Growth Corridors of the City of Tulsa to the South, East, West, and North, the City will benefit from increased revenues and population. In addition, it will provide Economic Development opportunities for those areas and Citizens of Tulsa which have been overlooked for new Economic Development growth, including the Metro Areas growing Minority Population.

25 Northwest Passage National Highway Tulsa Specific Perspective – Real Estate, Banking, Utilities, Etc. Benefits This Growth will continue to fuel New Business for the Home- Building and Commercial Construction, Construction Supply, and Real Estate industries, as well as benefit the Banking, Legal, Architecture, Engineering, Utilities, and Insurance industries associated with the Construction Industry.

26 Northwest Passage National Highway Tulsa Specific Perspective – Central Business District Benefits The Northwest Passage National Highways impact on the Central Business District will also make the CBD a more attractive location for Offices, Restaurants, Hotels, Etc., as well as bring more customers and their respective Sales, Lodging and Property Tax Revenues to support the Brady Arts District, the Blue Dome District, and other attractions such as Route 66, Tulsas Art Deco, Gilcrease Museum, Cherry Street, Brookside, and Utica Square. It will also positively impact the Central Business Improvement District Administered by Downtown Tulsa Unlimited, and improve Parking Revenues for the Tulsa Parking Authority.

27 Northwest Passage National Highway Tulsa Specific Perspective – Central Business District Govt. Benefits The Northwest Passage National Highways impact on the Central Business District will also make the CBD a more attractive location for City, County, Metro, Regional, and Federal Facilities. In addition, both County attractions such as the Fairgrounds, Bells, Big Splash Water Park, Expo Square, and Driller Stadium will likely benefit from increased attendance and revenues related to that increased attendance.

28 Northwest Passage National Highway Tulsa Specific Perspective – Tulsa Area Benefits The Northwest Passage National Highways impact will also make the City more attractive location for events at such locations as the University of Tulsas Reynolds Center and Skelly Stadium, as well as ORUs Mabee Center. The overall net affect of all of these benefits to the Metro Area should increase Airport traffic. This in turn will lead to increased numbers of flights and additional destination cities for Citizens and Companies of the Metro Area, as well as Northeastern Oklahoma.

29 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Historical Objections 1 ) The Metro Area Doesnt Need Any More Toll Roads Just take a look at Oklahomas Road Funding History. The only way highways are being built is by Federal Funding, or by toll roads as Texas is doing. Besides, a toll road is not Medicine…. You Dont Have To Take It! There are alternative free roads to get anywhere. But ask yourself when was the last time you didnt take the turnpike to Oklahoma City or Joplin. You took the turnpike because it saved time, and the time it saved you was worth more than the cost of the toll.

30 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Historical Objections 2 ) This Highway Will Cost A Lot Of Money True, maybe $500 million in Oklahoma alone. But if Non-Residents help pay for it and it creates Metro Area Jobs, then it is Economic Development, and Tulsa County alone offered $350 Million in Economic Development funding to a single company to locate in Tulsa, with the State planning to pitch in more. We didnt land that company, but landing this Highway would be a Guaranteed Economic Development Win for the Citizens and Businesses of the Metro Area, Northeastern Oklahoma, and the State of Oklahoma. Just think of how much Oklahomas Citizens and Businesses benefit from the existing I-44 National Short- cut. In terms of Jobs for Metro Area Citizens, Markets for Metro Area Businesses, Sales Taxes for Metro Area Cities, Property Taxes for Metro Area Counties and Schools, and Income Taxes and Sales Taxes for the State, this would be Win, Win, Win, Win, Win Situation.

31 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Historical Objections 3 ) Why Do This To Save About An Hour Between Tulsa & Wichita? This is not just a Tale Of Two Cities. The reason for this Highway is to attract National Traffice that may otherwise bypass these Cities and States. Those traveling cross country will take the Short-Cut. Ever heard of anyone taking the Long-Cut?

32 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Historical Objections 4 ) Financing Projects With Bonds Costs More Than Pay As You Go This raises the obvious question: Does anyone seriously believe that this Highway will cost less if we wait? Raise Your Hand If You Do!

33 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Historical Objections 5 ) Building A Big Highway Project All At Once Would Raise Costs Possibly, but at the same time, it would create an Economic Boom, with New Metro Area Jobs, New Business for Metro Area Businesses, and New Opportunities for Metro Area Entrepreneurs and Start-up Companies.

34 Northwest Passage National Highway Metro Area Perspective – Summation In closing, this Highway, once built, will never re-locate, be bought out, or go out of business. It will continue, like our other highways, to be both a Generator and Life-line for on-going economic development benefiting ALL Businesses and Citizens of the Metro Areas and the States of both Kansas and Oklahoma.


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