Wednesday, June 16, 2010

STA Comp Plan Hearing Tonight

I know this is last minute, but here's another meeting you may want to attend tonight: as part of Spokane Transit Authority's regularly-scheduled Board meeting, there will be a public hearing on STA's Draft Comprehensive Plan for Public Transportation.

The meeting starts at 5:30pm. Here's a link to the agenda so you can see approximately at what time this item will be.

A planner for STA says that the adoption of this type of document at STA has been overdue for a while, so this is a big step. The Comp Plan plan defines STA’s goals and policies to provide guidance for decision-makers and clarity for the public. It also contains a map of a preliminary proposal for a High Performance Transit Network for the region.

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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.