Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Snyder Appointed To WA Traffic Safety Commission

Spokane City Council Member Jon Snyder has been appointed by the Governor to a seat on the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC).

The Commission works with communities to identify and help resolve traffic safety issues; gather, analyze and report data on traffic deaths in Washington; distribute state and federal traffic safety funds; and conduct public education campaigns.

The goal of the Commission is to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero by 2030.

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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.