Monday, December 14, 2009

Traffic Monitoring System Called Inaccurate

The federal government has spent more than $50 million to build a sophisticated highway traffic monitoring system- a system that the transportation department now says has produced unreliable data. Here's the article from the New York Times.

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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.