Monday, June 2, 2008

Aviation Planning Council Meeting

On June 5, members of the Governor-appointed Aviation Planning Council will meet to continue work on the final phase of the Long-Term Air Transportation Study (LATS), and you are welcome to attend.

The meeting will take place at the Ramada Spokane Airport, 8909 West Airport Drive, Spokane from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

During the meeting, the Council will discuss proposed statewide aviation policies and adopt a set of draft policies for upcoming public review. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The Aviation Planning Council’s purpose is to use LATS Phases I and II findings, and include public input, to determine:

- How best to meet commercial and general aviation capacity needs.
- Which regions of the state are in need of improvement regarding the matching of existing, or projected, airport facilities and the long-range capacity needs at airports within the region expected to reach capacity before 2030.
- Recommendations regarding the placement of future commercial or general aviation facilities to meet the need for improved aviation planning in the region.

More information about LATS is available at: www.wsdot.wa.gov/aviation/LATS.

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About SRTC

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.