Thursday, May 7, 2009

Valley Public Meeting Reminder

A reminder that the City of Spokane Valley is hosting a public meeting tonight, from 5-7 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers to gather public input on the idea of spending $823,000 in Federal Recovery Act grant funds on projects that result in energy savings and long-term sustainability.

One of the projects they are interested in developing with that money is a Bike Master Plan (BMP). A goal of the Comprehensive Plan is the adoption of a BMP that will enable the City to leverage funds for the construction of alternative transportation facilities.

Other ideas being considered for the grant funds are:

- Exchanging traditional traffic lights with LED lights
- Conducting energy audits on City-owned facilities
- Preparing a long-term energy plan for the City
- Sprague Avenue traffic signal coordination system from University to Sullivan

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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.