Friday, September 14, 2012

Tell Us What Projects Should Be In The Transportation Improvement Program

Mark your calendar as having plans next Thursday evening. We're hosting a public meeting for the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and you're not going to want to miss it. That's because the TIP is a document that lists all the projects and programs within Spokane County (SRTC's planning area) that area jurisdictions plan to complete or implement in the next four years.

So why should you care? Because if you have a pet project, or an area you think needs improvement, you should look through and see if it's on the list. And if you don't, you should look through it anyway to see what projects are in there and to make sure you agree with where we're spending your tax dollars.

Here's a link where you can view the TIP in case you want to be prepared when you come into the meeting. It also tells how you can submit comments if you can't make the meeting. No need to do homework though if you don't want to- just show up next Thursday, Sept. 20 anytime between 4-6 p.m. at 221 W. First Ave., Suite 310 (the SRTC office) and we'll walk you through the document, answer any questions you may have and take your feedback.

Okay, see you all there.

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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.