Monday, March 10, 2014

STA Taking All-Electric Bus For A Test Drive

There's a new bus on the streets of Spokane and it's run by a battery. The emmission-free bus is a loaner, but Spokane Transit could invest and buy some in the future.

The Spokesman-Review takes a look at some of the pros and cons of the bus.

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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.