Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Your Luggage Has A Better Chance Of Getting Where You're Going These Days

There's good news and there's bad news when it comes to your bags on airlines. The good news: airlines cut the rate of mishandled and lost bags in 2012 by almost 48%! The bad news: some of that drop is due to the fact that airlines are flying less flights AND handling less bags. With airlines now charging fees for your bags, many people are making due with just what they can carry on.

But there is evidence of increased effort to safely get your bag to the same place you're going, and there's new technology being used to make this happen. USA Today has the story.


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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.