Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Could Jobs Bill Mean More Construction For Spokane?

John Speare from the 'Cycling Spokane' blog has been kind enough to let me 'guest blog' on occasion, when I think there is something going on that would interest the average bicyclist or pedestrian. Well, I've been getting a lot of questions about the proposed 'jobs bill' and what it will mean for our area. Will we get transportation money from it? What kind of projects will it fund? Are local projects 'shovel ready' and eligible for these funds? There are a lot of questions floating around but few answers.

So, I thought I'd tackle it on John's blog. Here's a link to the few answers I have.


Larry Ehl said...

Good analysis.

SRTC Staff said...

Thanks Larry. Legislation is NOT my cup of tea so it took me a while to hammer that one out. It's hard to say "I know nothing at this time" but make it sound somewhat educated :)

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