Tuesday, June 3, 2008

$4 A Gallon Gas Contributing To Stealing From The DOT?

A gallon of regular unleaded gasoline breached the $4 mark at some Spokane-area stations Sunday. That contributed to a new citywide record average price of $3.93, according to AAA.

Gas prices Monday averaged more than $4 in 12 states. Here's the story from the Spokesman-Review.

I heard on the news that in some states people are pretending to run out of gas in order to get a free gallon of gas from the Department of Transportation Incident Response Vehicles that travel the freeways looking for disabled motorists. I checked with the Spokane Regional Transportation Management Center, which dispatches the Incident Response Vehicles in our area, and they said that happens occassionally, but it's still pretty rare around here.

So here's my question, would be worth your time to get one gallon of free gas?

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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.