By a vote of 5 to 3, the Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday approved a route for the first phase of the MAPS 3 Streetcar project. The 4.5 mile route will connect the downtown, Bricktown, Midtown area and will run a block from the future MAPS 3 Downtown Public Park. Councilmen James Greiner, Pete White and Ed Shadid voted against the route. Councilwoman Meg Salyer recused herself and did not vote.
The $128 million project is scheduled to begin operations in 2017.