Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ask STA Your Questions Regarding Transit

This is your chance if you have any questions about transit in Spokane. Tonight, City Cable 5 is airing a live call in segment titled 'Spokane Transit Authority: Then and Now.' Everything from Lightrail to Bus Rapid Transit is sure to be mentioned. A news release from the City of Spokane is below, with the number to call included. At SRTC, we hear a lot of comments and questions regarding STA, so take advantage of this opportunity.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2008

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COUNCIL MEMBER FRENCH TO HOST “COUNCIL CONNECTION”
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The next edition of “Council Connection,” the cable television program featuring Spokane City Council members as hosts, will be shown live on Thursday, March 27, at 7p.m. on CityCable 5. Council Member Al French will host the hour-long program, which is titled “Spokane Transit Authority: Then and Now.”

Joining Council Member French will be guests: E. Susan Meyer, CEO of STA; Rich Munson, Mayor of the City of Spokane Valley; and Dick Denenny, Spokane Valley City Council Member.

Council Member French will accept calls from viewers during the program; the phone number to reach the show is 625-6337.

The program is shown live on the taping date and is then repeated for about a month until the next program is produced. CityCable 5 is the City of Spokane’s government-access cable station; it’s found on channel 5 on the Comcast cable system in Spokane.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.