Wednesday, November 16, 2011

House Transportation Bill 70%-80% Complete

For the longest time, the answer I have been giving to pretty much any transportation question is "We won't know until we have a new federal transportation bill." I've been saying that since 2009 now. So when will we have a transportation bill? Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) yesterday said that the House's version of the bill is 70% to 80% percent complete.

That proposed measure would spend anywhere between $230 and $285 billion on roads and bridges over six years. The Senate meanwhile has been working on a two-year, $109 billion package of bills that would spend more per year on road projects. "The Hill" has the latest.

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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.