Friday, August 12, 2011

Obama Tells Congress To Hurry Up & Pass Highway Bill

Voters should pressure Congress to pass a federal highway bill, according to President Obama. In a speech last night, the president said he's eager to pass a bill in order to get folks working on jobs building and repairing roads and other transportation infrastructure.

The current version of the bill expires Sept. 30, so time is running out. The has the story on what's taking so long.

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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.