Wednesday, February 22, 2012

2011 Recap Shows Big Movement On The Transportation Front

Okay, I'm not going to lie- sometimes things take a while to happen in government. That's because there's a lot of process that goes on behind the scenes to make sure proposals, projects, studies, etc. are conducted correctly, public input is gathered, and a study is conducted, if necessary, to make sure the proposal is the right thing to do. So sometimes it seems things could move a little faster. And sometimes you don't realize how much has happened until someone points it out to you. That was the case with me, anyway, before I read Spokane City Councilmember Jon Snyder's most recent blog update- which is a recap of all he and his office and partners accomplished or were involved in in 2011. And a lot of them were in the area of transportation! That includes the passage of a Complete Streets ordinance, implementation of the Traffic Benefit District and several other transportation-related issues.

Here's the list if you would like to see what your elected official has been up to.

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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.

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