Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lights Out To Save Money

Well, things have officially gotten so bad that the New Hampshire Department of Transportation is turning off the light at the end of the tunnel to save money. Actually it's not the light at the end of the tunnel, but at least half of the nearly 3,000 streetlights it operates on state highways.

Shutting off lights will save between $400,000 and $600,000 a year but some say the cost in accidents may not be worth it. The Concord Monitor has the story.

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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.