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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
We've Come A Long Way Since 1918
Check this craziness out. It doesn't really have anything to do with us locally but this picture was included with an article on Iowa's Department of Transportation turning 100 and I thought it was pretty effective in illustrating how easy we have it these days.
The funny part to me was the picture caption: Model T on the Lincoln Highway between Ames and Nevada, 1918
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.