Thursday, April 10, 2014

Four New Live Traffic Cameras Being Installed on Highway 195

Four new traffic cameras are being installed along U.S. Highway 195 in southwest Spokane that will be monitored in the Spokane Regional Transportation Management Center (SRTMC) that's located inside the SRTC office.

The new cameras join a network of almost 100 cameras already being watched across the county. It's not just SRTMC operators who watch the cameras though. You can too on your computer or smartphone, to check traffic conditions.

The new cameras will be at Qualchan Drive, south of Meadowlane Road, at the Spokane city limits near Hatch Road and at White Road. In addition to providing video images, the equipment includes traffic data monitors that can read traffic flow and alert crews when backups occur.

Here's a link to a Spokesman-Review article on the cameras, and here is a link to the SRTMC website where you can watch traffic cameras from all over the area.

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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.