$500,000 was appropriated to ODOT to increase state support of public transit programs statewide. State funding of mass transit programs will increase 37% to $1.85 million in FY'98. The funds help offset federal cuts to transit programs.
The Legislature maintained base appropriations of $2.5 million for construction and repair of general aviation airports throughout the state.
$678,000 was appropriated to improve runways at the Scott Field Airport in Mangum to service a major production facility that has agreed to locate there.