Friday, April 26, 2013

Three Projects To Be Added To Or Changed In Transportation Improvement Program

We're making some changes to the plan that dictates what local transportation projects will get funded in the next few years, so you'll want to check them out. We're proposing to add a project to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that recently received Interstate Maintenance program (IM) funds, change an existing project, and add another project that may potentially be selected for a Congestion Mitigation Air Quality program (CMAQ) grant.


The TIP is a document that identifies projects proposed to be undertaken or constructed during the upcoming four years. It includes project names and descriptions, the jurisdiction sponsoring them, funding attached to each project, and where the funding came from (local, state or federal funds).


The amendment we're proposing to it includes these projects:
  • I-90/Barker Rd to Idaho State Line – Paving
  • US 395/NSC BNSF Railway Structures/Realignment
  • Replace Eight 40' Fixed Route Coaches
Details on these projects can be found at http://www.srtc.org/tip.html. Once you look at them, let us know if you think this is a wise way to spend transportation money. There's info on that page on how to submit comments also.

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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.