Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Come To SRTC Open House Before Heading To Gateway Open House Same Night

I hate to even mention this item because it conflicts with a public meeting we're having here, but the City of Spokane is hosting an open house next Tuesday, Dec. 6 as part of efforts to develop the community’s vision for the Division Street corridor through downtown and the University District.

So here's the deal; this is going to require some planning on your part. SRTC is hosting a public meeting to get feedback on the 2012 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) the same night. Our meeting is from 5-7 p.m. here at SRTC, 221 W. First Ave., Suite 310.

So, you come here first, around 5:00, give your input, get educated, etc., then you head over to the WSU Bookie at 410 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. to provide input on the design direction for the Division Street corridor. That meeting is from 5:30-8 p.m. Here's information on the Gateway Project.

Feel free to skim that but you'll really want to read
this document. It's the 2012 MTP, a long-term plan for how transportation facilities will be developed over the next 20 years.

And here is the TIP. It's a short term document of transportation projects to be constructed over the next four years.

Okay, so you've got your directions now: SRTC first, then the Bookie. Don't forget.

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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.