Friday, July 18, 2008

'SmartRoutes' Editorial

The Spokesman-Review today ran an editorial about the 'SmartRoutes' initiative that SRTC teamed up with other agencies to develop in an effort to obtain up to $50 million in grant money for transportation projects aimed at getting more people to walk or ride a bike rather than drive a vehicle.

Here's the article and here's the SmartRoutes application for funding in case you want to know more about it.

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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.