Wednesday, April 3, 2013

SRTC Planner Quoted In Coal Train Report

One of our Senior Transportation Planners, Ryan Stewart, made the big time with very detailed report from EarthFix, a public media project of NPR, Oregon Public Broadcasting and Boise State Public Radio, Idaho Public Television, KCTS 9 Seattle, KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, Northwest Public Radio and Television, Southern Oregon Public Television and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The report is on the possibility of more coal trains coming through Washington and neighboring states and has good angles on vehicle and train congestion, impact to rail lines, bridges, passenger rail and more.
The audio report, below, is interesting, but also be sure to go to the link above to check out the graphics. Lots of information in those.

1 comment:

Asad Abdi said...

Really great blog keep it up.

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.