Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Council Races Could Shake Up Local Transportation Politics

Things could be changing around here come the first of the year... or not. The SRTC Board has two Spokane City Council members on it, and everytime new council members are voted in, new assignments are made as to whom will sit on what boards. Nancy McLaughlin is on our board and made a strong showing in the primary last night, so we may retain her. The other member up for releaction is Mike Allen, who is running a close second to Jon Snyder at this time. Allen isn't on our board, but if he loses his seat, things will definetely change if the very pedestrian/bike-friendly Snyder gets in there. All kinds of things could happen between now and the election in November, but
here's how things are looking right now as far as local races go.

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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.