Monday, February 27, 2012

USDOT Budget Recognized For Efforts To Improve Livability

While many people are complaining about the state of transportation and funding for it, and arguing over the federal reauthorization (see below),
Better Cities & Towns says the US Department of Transportation's 2013 budget is taking a new tack- going so far as to propose far reaching reforms that promote livaility and complete streets. And they've got some blueprints on how to do so, including adopting a broad complete streets, policy, consolidating programs and setting new goals, awarding communities that go 'above and beyond' the minimum when it comes to transportation and combining rail with transit-oriented development.

Here's the article.

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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.