Wednesday, November 9, 2011

With Winter Weather Here, Check SRTMC Website Before Driving

Weather forecasts are calling for light snow and icy roads have been reported in outlying areas. That means hazardous driving conditions aren’t far behind. Don't forget, you can navigate area roads and avoid situations such as backups caused by accidents and road closures this winter with the help of the Spokane Regional Transportation Management Center (SRTMC) website.

The website is a high-tech, regularly updated site with information throughout most of Spokane County. 24-hours a day you can watch almost 70 live traffic cameras, read about incidents and events that are automatically updated as they happen, and be alerted to road closures and delays in order to plan your commute accordingly.

Also, if you use Twitter, you can receive incidents and alerts that are posted on the SRTMC website by following the SRTMC here.

The SRTMC is a collaboration of the Cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley, Spokane Transit Authority, Spokane County, Washington State Department of Transportation, and the Spokane Regional Transportation Council.

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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.