Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Public Hearing On Electric Trolley Option

No plans tonight? How about attending a public hearing on the preferred alternative for high performance transit in central Spokane? The Spokane Transit Board of Directors will ask for public testimony on the topic tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the City of Spokane, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

The Central City Alternatives Analysis study evaluated various methods of public transit and corridor options to serve downtown and adjacent neighborhoods with the goals to increase transit ridership and system connectivity. Stakeholders have agreed on a recommendation for High Performance Transit (HPT) using Modern Electric Trolley (MET) vehicles on a general alignment extending from Browne’s Addition to Gonzaga University via downtown Spokane and the WSU-Spokane Campus at Riverpoint. Love the idea? Then show up and testify! Not so sure and have questions? Show up and get some answers.

More information on the project can be found here.

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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.