Monday, November 19, 2012

Don't Get Stuck In Holiday Traffic

Don't do it while driving, but the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) says plug in that electronic device to find the latest on travel and traffic before heading out on the roads for the Thanksgiving holiday.

WSDOT offers statewide travel information at, including traffic camera images and a map of highway incidents and closures. Travelers also can download the WSDOT mobile app for smartphones and sign up for news and social media tools, such as Twitter. Visit to learn how. The statewide travel information phone line, 511, will broadcast the latest updates through the weekend.

For those traveling on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass, WSDOT offers travel graphs to find the best times to travel. Thanksgiving weekend is typically one of the busiest travel days of the year for I-90.

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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.