Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Train Of The Future?

I've never ridden a train, besides the ones at the Fair or Silverwood. But I know people who use trains as their preferred method of travel. Their travels are about to get a lot more plush.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is working with Amtrak to renovate the Amtrak Cascades train fleet. They're starting with the Lounge and Bistro (pictured above) cars. Here's more on this from the WSDOT blog.

Have you ever travelled by train? Where did you go and did you prefer it to air travel? If so, why?

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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.