Thursday, July 26, 2012

Presidential Motorcade Leaves Traffic Jam, Darkened Traffic Cams Behind

President Obama left the Seattle area yesterday morning after a visit for a fundraising event– and his motorcade left a huge traffic jam behind. And, just when they were needed the most, the Department of Transportation made the unprecedented decision to black out traffic cameras on the motorcade route, at the request of the Secret Service.

King 5 News has the story, and the resulting traffic mess.

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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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