Thursday, August 20, 2009

One More Reminder- The NSC Opens Saturday

Tomorrow is my flex day off, so here's your last reminder about the North Spokane Corridor celebration on Saturday. After six years of construction, the first three mile link of the freeway is complete and will open to traffic between Francis/Freya and Farwell Road.

A grand opening ceremony will feature walking tours, a ribbon cutting ceremony, a bike ride, free hot dogs, kids activities, a classic car parade, and giveaways like water bottles, t-shirts, and more! Here's more info on the where/when/how of this celebration.

Once this first section of the freeway is open, there will be more work to do. The Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors of America has teamed up with the Spokane Area Good Roads Association on a campaign to encourage legislators to get the NSC the money required to finish it. Money has been the holdup for years on this project, but people involved are hoping the 'Keep Spokane Moving' campaign will help resolve that issue Here's more info on this and how you can help.

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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.