Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Transportation Improvement Program Ready For Review & Comment

Wow, has it been a year already? Every year at this time we put out a draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for public review and comment. Well, this year's TIP is now available. A public meeting is also scheduled to gather input on it.

The TIP is a four-year funding program that lists federally and/or regionally significant transportation improvements proposed by jurisdictions within Spokane County. It identifies specific programs or projects that jurisdictions or agencies propose to construct or complete during the upcoming four years.

You can view Transportation Improvement Program 2013-2016 here. The public comment period for it is Sept. 11, 2012 through 4 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2012. The comment period provides an opportunity for the community to review the proposed projects and use of funds prior to approving the program. Comments can be emailed to contact.srtc@srtc.org or mailed to SRTC at 221 W. First Ave., Suite 310, Spokane, WA 99201.

To provide members of the public an additional forum to review the TIP, ask questions and provide feedback, a public meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 20 from 4-6 p.m. at SRTC. It's open to everyone, so hope to see you 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.