Monday, March 10, 2014

WSDOT Secretary Talks Reform

Washington Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson says even if a state transportation package is approved this session, there won't be enough money to address all the needs and we need to have some ideas in mind to deal with the worst maintenance and preservation needs.

Peterson was interviewed by the Redmond Reporter recently and talked about cost overruns on mega projects on the west side of the state, reforms she would like to see enacted to save money and make the small transportation budget go further, bridge maintenance and overall maintenance of the transportation system.

The interview can be read here.

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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.