Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Governor Calls for New Transportation Bill While On Tour of Spokane

Gov. Jay Inslee was in Spokane today today tour our transportation facilties and urge lawmakers to write a new transportation bill that would include money for the North Spokane Corridor.
He even said a deadline for such a package- by the Apple Cup on November 29.
Inslee also said he's open to suggestions about ways to save money on transportation costs.

Washington State Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson was also here, along with several other elected officials such as Andy Billig and Marcus Richelli.

SRTC's Exectuive Director, Kevin Wallace, also went on the bus tour to demonstate some of our transportation needs to the governor, such as the North Spokane Corridor.

The Spokesman-Review has more.

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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.