Monday, February 7, 2011

Senate Bill 5131

There's another bill to keep an eye on working its way through the state system. Senator Mary Margaret Haugen(D-Camano Island)recently proposed Senate Bill 5131, which would require a local government's capital facilities plan, included in its comprehensive plan adopted under the growth management act, must include public streets, roads, and transit, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities. That would mean those facilities would be eligible to be credited against the imposition of local impact fees.

The bill was referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 3. We'll keep an eye on it and let you know what happens with it, but here's more info.

Anyone have any feedback on this one?

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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.

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.