Monday, March 24, 2014

TIGER Funds Sought For Rail Spur Line Near Cheney

The Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking TIGER funds to upgrade seven miles of railroad track north of Cheney, the extension of Spokane’s Centennial Trail through Kendall Yards is being recognized for overall excellence by an environmental land use advocacy group in Washington, and Spokane Valley is asking for help in coming up with a plan for improvements to Mission Avenue from Barker to Flora roads.

The Spokesman-Review's "Getting There" column has a roundup of local transportation happenings.

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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.