Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The 5 Greatest Roadblocks to Great Transportation In Our State?

What are the five biggest transportation challenges facing Washington state? That's what former Washington State Transportation Secretary Doug MacDonald is asking, and providing his own opinion. His picks include reducing dependence on fossil fuels; using existing transportation assets more efficiently; finding alternatives to the gas tax; fixing the regional transportation planning, decision structures and processes; and embracing transformation through technology.

So how to do all this? Especially efficiently? Mr. MacDonals shares some interesting ideas in this Crosscut article.

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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.