Thursday, February 18, 2010

NSC Gets $35M In TIGER Funds!

All the bigwigs were in town today for the North Spokane Corridor TIGER grant announcement. The NSC will receive $35 million in TIGER grant money to complete the southbound lanes from Farwell to Francis!

Senator Patty Murray, Governor Gregoire, Secretary of Transportation Paula Hammond, and Senators Lisa Brown and Chris Marr were in town for a news conference to make the official announcement. SRTC's Transportation Director, Glenn Miles, was also there and took these pictures.

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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.