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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
What Gains 50,000 Pounds in 15 Minutes?
You're going to fit all this WHERE?
So, say you can fit about 200 people on a Boeing 737. And each of those people brings about a 40 pound bag onboard (since 50 pounds is the limit). How much weight does that add to a plane that already weighs around 80,000 pounds? That's about an additional 50,000 pounds in 15 minutes! Holy cow, can a plane handle that?
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.