Monday, August 20, 2012

Transportation News Roundup

The smoking area at the Spokane Transit Plaza downtown is shut down due to road construction; a plan is dropped to build a coal terminal on the coast, relieving folks worried about an increase in coal trains through the area; and a lot of other transportation topics. The Spokesman-Review's "Getting There" Column has your local transportation news.

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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.