Thursday, January 14, 2010

LaHood Lifting Restrictions On Transit Spending

I just realized I've been neglecting my campaign lately to get Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to visit our part of the country. Well here's a LaHood piece for you; he says he's rescinding Bush administration restrictions on federal transit spending so that a wider range of projects will be eligible for funds. You go Ray! We need a wider choice of transit options! Here's the article from the Las Vegas Sun.

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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.