Friday, July 18, 2008

Geiger Spur Project Open House

You're invited to join representatives from the County and WSDOT next Monday for an open house to discuss the Geiger Spur Rail project.

The $6.8 million Geiger Spur Rail project will connect the Geiger Spur with the former Palouse River and Coulee City (PCC) rail line which connects with the BNSF main line at Cheney. This will maintain the connections of the rail-dependent companies already at Airway Heights Industrial Park to the national rail system, and provide an opportunity for further economic development of the area.

The Open House is in the Sunset Elementary School library (located at 12824 W. 12th Avenue) from 5-7 p.m. Representatives from WSDOT and Spokane County will share the latest updates and construction plans on the Geiger Spur, such as the new route, the S.R. 902 rail crossing, operations, noise considerations, the construction schedule and the environmental process details.

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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.