Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bridging the Valley Website Moving

In an effort to consolidate our online presence, we have incorporated the former Bridging the Valley (BTV) website into SRTC's agency website.

BTV is a series of projects that will separate vehicle traffic from train traffic in the 42 mile corridor between Spokane, WA and Athol, ID. to promote economic growth, traffic movement, safety, and train whistle noise abatement.

BTV was developed by SRTC, in partnership with several other agencies. The new webpage can be found here. Any questions?


Charles said...

Looks like Rathdrum will get a new bridge next summer where Highway 53 and 41 cross the BNSF line, and that the hearings on a better Highway 53 wants Main street in Rathdrum extended to Greensferry Road and the closing of the grade crossing at Mill Street, which will mean no grade crossings in Rathdrum, and I will bet BNSF will double track that area also, since it has double track on both sides of Rathdrum now and single track in Rathdrum because of the narrow bridge that will be replaced next summer with a wider bridge.

SRTC Staff said...

There's some exciting things going on over there! Since severing our ties with Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization this year, I haven't had time to keep up with most of it but tings are definetely starting to move!

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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.