Tuesday, October 13, 2009

SRTC: Are We Too Behind The Scenes?

Okay, informal quiz time. Obviously everyone who reads this knows what/who SRTC is. But if you asked your friends, what do you think they'd answer?

Last week during our Board retreat, one of our Board members brought up the perception that few people understand who we are or what we do, and a lot of people have never even hear of our agency. And most probably aren't familiar with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) either. I'm inclined to believe it too, because that same day I was asked twice where I work and, both times, when I replied, 'Spokane Regional Transportation Council,' the person asking said, 'Oh, STA.'

So what's your take on this? Why do people think we're STA? Or do most people have a vague awareness of SRTC, it's just the uninformed ones I've been talking to?

1 comment:

vanillajane said...

You are the dark horse Citatoral (City-State-Federal: pronounced "siTAYToruhl") agency. Keep them guessing.

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.