Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Special SRTC Meeting To Develop Regional Priority Projects List

Mark your calendars because we've called a special Board Meeting for Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The meeting is here at our office (221 W. First Ave., Suite 310) and is a working session to develop a list of regional priority transportation projects.

Once developed, that list will be submitted to the Governor’s “Connecting Washington Task Force,” a group formed to develop a 10-year investing and funding plan for the state transportation system.

Statewide, Regional Transportation Planning Organizations, such as SRTC, are working to develop regional project priorities. Sometime in December they will be available for the public to view through a web based application (also known as a website) provided by the Puget Sound Regional Council.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is also expected to compile a list of state highway priority projects as well as the Washington State Transit Association (WSTA) for transit priorities.

The plan is to have the information available for consideration during the 2012 Legislature.

Everyone is welcome to observe the special meeting to develop this list, so feel free.

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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.