We have made tremendous progress revitalizing our roads and bridges over the last 10-15 years under Republican leadership but there is a lot more to be done.
We currently have two agencies that are responsible for our roads and bridges in Oklahoma and they report to our Secretary of Transportation, Tim Gatz:
- The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT)
- The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA)
In the short term, I support utilizing shared services between these agencies to reduce cost, but the ultimate goal should be to consolidate OTA and ODOT into a single agency focused on providing the highest quality roads at the lowest government overhead and expense.