Thursday, June 28, 2012

Gubernatorial Candidates Answer Transportation Questions

Whoever is elected Governor of Washington state this November faces a huge number of daunting issues, without even dealing with transportation. Throw the issues of transportation funding and policy in on top of that though, and someone is going to have their hands full.

And while we've heard a lot about education, jobs, and health care issues from the two main candidates,  Jay Inslee (D) and Rob McKenna (R), the two haven't said much about how we get around in this state.

Wanting to give the topic of transportation equal time, Transportation Issues Daily presented the candidates with 12 transportation questions. Read their answers by clicking the link. I find it interesting that the answers to several of the questions relate back to freight mobility, which we didn't put much emphasis on in the way of transportation until the past couple years.

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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.