Monday, December 5, 2011

Federal Transportation Bill Delayed To 2012

As they say in the transportation industry, expect delays. Not in local travel this time, but in getting a Federal transportation bill passed.

Representative John Mica, chair of the Transportation Committee, announced last week that his committee will not act on the bill in December as previously announced, but will resume work on it in mid-January, at the earliest. Here's why, from the Transportation Issues Daily website.

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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.