Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bus Bench Provider Chosen

The City of Spokane bus bench episdoe is apparently over. Yesterday they named a winner of their bus bench contract. According to a City press release, Creative Outdoor Advertising of Jupiter, FL. had the best bench, the most comprehensive maintenance plan, an extensive track record, and the highest return for the City.

Once a contract is approved, new benches will be installed over a 90-day period. A 5-year contract with Creative is anticipated to place benches in a minimum of 200 locations in the City, with the possibility for a 5-year renewal.

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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.