Thursday, January 17, 2013

Economist Looks At Demographics In Relation To Transportation

In fall of 2012, SRTC partnered with the Spokane Regional Health District to bring urban economist Dena Belzer to Spokane to look at the possibility of implementing urban corridors in our area, roadways that can accomodate more services, businesses and restaurants, as well as offer housing nearby and public transit for residents and employees to get in and out of the area.
Belzer took a good look at the relationship between transportation and economic development while here, and came up with some insights that might surprise you. A reporter from The Inlander attended one of the events featuring Belzer and wrote this article.

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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.