Monday, September 22, 2008

Report Says Cable Barriers Save Lives

A new report on cable median barrier (you know, the three cables you see in the middle of I90 in various spots) in Washington State shows cable barrier successfully restrained 95 percent of vehicles from crossing highway medians.

And, in areas where cable barrier has been installed, there's been a 73% reduction in serious injuries and fatalities from crossover collisions. Here are the stats on cable barriers from the WSDOT blog.

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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.