Thursday, January 6, 2011

GSI Lists How NSC Can Improve Spokane

We've talked on here many times about the North Spokane Corridor and the pros and cons it brings with it.

Well, Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) is apparently pretty excited about the economic development opportunities that will come along with it. This article posted earlier this week on GSI's website, recognizes the freeway for the new freight route it will provide and the additional modes of transportation it will provide access to.

It also talks about GSI's plans to take a delegation to Olympia later this month to advocate on behalf of more funding for the NSC.


Anonymous said...

The 70th anniversary of this project is coming up. What are we going to do to celebrate having almost 1/3 of it complete?

I'd love to hear the argument for cutting more from the state budget in the areas of low-income health care and K-4th education (not sure if that is possible considering the current budget proposal) to fund this thing.

SRTC Staff said...

I've got nothing. I'm not educated enough on that topic to even say anything intelligent. Will look into it and get back or have our Legislative affairs guy get on here.

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.