Thursday, April 7, 2011

Transportation Vision Project Reports Available For Review & Comment

After over a year, we're almost there! That's right, I think we're in the FINAL stages of SRTC's Transportation Vision Project.

Draft reports from the project are now available for review and public comment. The Spokane Unified Regional Transportation Vision and Implementation Strategy and the Vision Process Summary Report can be found on the Vision Project website.

The Transportation Vision Project is an effort to develop a long-term vision and implementation plan for transportation across the Spokane region. It looked at existing plans and policies regarding transportation; considered community values and the needs of the community.

The project team gathered a LOT of public input in shaping the 'vision' including using an online game and a telephone survey to get input. Over a thousand residents and stakeholders participated during the visioning process through different input opportunities.

The Vision and Implementation Strategy includes a series of recommendations and suggestions to meet the identified vision. The Vision Process Summary Report provides detail about the public outreach efforts.

A public comment period for the two documents runs from today to May 9, 2011.

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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.