Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Interesting History Of The Modern Traffic Signal

Do you know why the inventor of the original traffic light doesn't get credit for his invention? Well then, you'll have to read this article from Gizmodo. It really is an interesting story involving collisions between horses and cars, the huge influx of cars on our roads between 1910 and 1920, and discrimination in the early years of the 20th century. There, did I sell that well enough?

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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.