Monday, June 15, 2009

WSDOT Publishes Weekly Stimulus Newsletter

Washington received $492 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds for highway projects. WSDOT is now publishing a weekly online newsletter with the latest information on ARRA projects. The newsletter, called 'Stimulus News You Can Use', features weekly information on highway project delivery, updates on grant applications for high-speed passenger rail and transit projects, and updates on the national context of Recovery Act accountability reporting.

Here's where you can go to check out the newsletter.

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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.