Friday, December 7, 2012

Why Would You Need To Plow Snow In Texas?

So say it's your job to drive a snowplow but there's no snow in your area. How would you learn? By using a simulator, of course. In know, you're asking WHY would it be your job if there's no snow in your area?? Well apparently Dallas, TX officials are worried they're going to get hit by another big storm like the one a couple years ago that pretty much paralyzed the city. To be safe rather than sorry, they're teaching employees to drive plows- by playing video games.

The Daily Herald has the story.

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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.