Thursday, October 6, 2011

Legislation Keeps USDOT Open Through Nov. 18

Here's something I missed yesterday: on Tuesday the House passed legislation to fund federal government operations through November 18. The Senate had passed the bill earlier. One of the agencies we were personally worried about having to shut down was the U.S. Department of Transportation. Here's more info from the Transportation Issues Daily Blog.

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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.