Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spokane To Apply For TIGER Funds For U-District Bike/Ped Bridge

If you read our April newsletter that is posted a few posts down from this one, you know that the federal
government is doing another round of "TIGER" funding this year, an acronym for "Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery." Our area has been very successful in past years with the competitive grant process, being awarded TIGER funds twice to fund portions of the North Spokane Corridor.

Several local jurisdictions have indicated this time around that they will apply for funds for their projects. The City of Spokane made it official on Monday when the City Council passed a resolution in support of seeking a TIGER grant for the construction of the University District Bike/Ped bridge. The resolution passed on a 6-1 vote with Councilman Fagan voting against.

We'll keep you updated on TIGER funding as news becomes available. Applications are due at the end of May. 

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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.