Thursday, February 28, 2013

Know Before You Go With Traffic Info Sent Directly To Your Phone Or Computer

It's now easier to 'know before you go' by getting highway traffic information for the Spokane area and the seven-county WSDOT Eastern Region directly to your home email or your cell phone.

The team at the Spokane Regional Transportation Management Center (SRTMC) keeps an eye on traffic around the region and now, you can sign up to receive these up-to-the-minute messages about road conditions, traffic collisions, and construction to help plan your travels

To get connected, click here to set up an account for your email address or wireless phone. Once you've done that, hit the "Go" button and you'll see a full menu of all the updates you can subscribe to.

The new updates are listed under the "Eastern Traffic" section and the "Eastern" section under Construction Reports. Just select the boxes for the updates you want to receive then click on the "submit" button.

Messages are sent out as incidents occur or conditions change.

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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.