Thursday, August 14, 2008

Florida Representative Calls For More Money For NSC

SRTC Transportation Manager Glenn Miles yesterday played chaffeur to a high-ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in town to check out the North Spokane Corridor and some other big transportation projects in the area.

Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., said the federal government should provide more money to help build the NSC and called the federal contribution amount, "a little embarrassing."

Mica is the ranking Republican on the transportation committee, which expects to develop a five-year plan for roads, bridges and other infrastructure next year.

Here's the Spokesman's writeup of Mica's visit.

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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.

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