Friday, January 15, 2010

Bad News For Olympia Trip Participants

Here's some depressing news; a Spokane-area delegation on its annual pilgrimage to Olympia got a consistently downbeat message this week: Don’t expect money for new programs or projects.

Here's an article about it from the Spokesman-Review.

SRTC's Transportation Manager Glenn Miles is on that trip. I haven't heard anything from him yet specifically about the trip. Anyone got two cents to put in about this?


BiketoWork Barb said...

I can't be any cheerier on the money and projects side. It would be great if people would stay engaged on some of the policy issues that can help make it safer for all street users, like the Vulnerable User Bill being worked on by Cascade Bicycle Club and others:

There's also an effort that has to do with how WSDOT allocates funds (described in that same post).

Bike to Work Spokane

SRTC Staff said...

Thanks for the update Barb. It's kind of a scary time right now. Thanks for reminding people to stay engaged though, that's what it takes to get things done. Especially in times like this.

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.