Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Neighbors Fighting To Keep Spokane Valley Traffic Signal

The city of Spokane Valley is considering removing a traffic signal on East Sprague, but neighbors are fighting to keep it, saying it keeps them safe.

The signal is located at Sprague and Progress and no longer meets national standards suggested when traffic signals are needed but residents of the area say the intersection will be dangerous for pedestrians, children and the elderly without it. KREM News has more.

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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.