Monday, November 19, 2012

Who, If Anyone, Will Replace Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood?

As President Barack Obama begins his transition into a second term, the big question is who he'll tap to join his cabinet as the next transportation secretary. Current secretary Ray LaHood has indicated he would step down after the president's first term, although he hasn't said anything about it recently.

The blog Governing takes a look at some of the possible candidates if he does indeed call it quits, with some real heavy weights on the list. Take a look here.

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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.

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.