“Ted has really helped to lay a solid foundation at Tulsa Transit over the last four years,” Hall said.
Rieck will have plenty to do in his final year with MTTA. The authority is exploring the feasibility of transforming its downtown bus transfer station downtown into a multi-use structure that could include retail, commercial and residential space.
“I hope that we can accomplish that … complete the study and make it a landmark icon downtown,” Rieck said.
Tulsa Transit is also in the middle of expanding parking at its headquarters building at Fifth Street and Rockford Avenue and planning for a world in which transportation systems are evolving rapidly.
“We are trying to be very strategic and forward thinking in our ways to reinvent ourselves, because the market place is changing, and we just can’t wait around,” Rieck said.
Those changes include a 40% to 50% decrease in ridership due to COVID-19 and a shortage of drivers caused by the…