Thursday, April 1, 2010

Train Kills Person In Valley

There's been another train-pedestrian death. Here's the story from the Spokesman-Review. Be sure to read the comments after, especially the one by the person that says you can't hear trains until they're right up on you. I literally work in the train station, so I beg to differ. All day it's trains going past non-stop. And we hear them long before they get here.

Everytime someone gets hit by a train, I point out how the Bridging the Valley series of projects could cut down on these kinds of accidents. I'm going to save my breath this time and just send you to the Bridging the Valley site to figure it out on your own.

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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.

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