Monday, September 8, 2008

Roundup For the Week of September 8

Statistics show that motorcyclists are increasingly at fault in the case of fatal collisions. And an informal poll of law enforcement officers shows that most people are abiding by the law that requires them to use hands-free devices if talking on the phone in the car. Here's what's happening this week from the Spokesman's 'Getting There' column.

Here's my own informal poll: have you switched to hands-free? I've personally seen a surprising number of people talking on their phones while driving.

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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.