Want to know what transportation projects are proposed for Spokane County, what your alternatives are to driving alone, and how to find out about local road closures or backups caused by accidents and other incidents? This blog is designed to educate the public on all transportation-related issues in Spokane County.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Could A Comedian Keep You From Texting and Driving?
Can Ron White single-handedly put an end to distracted driving?
Could comedians be the answer to distracted driving? A dean at Harvard's School of Public Health says they might be part of the answer. Jay A. Winsten says stand-up comedians shaming people into putting down their phones in the car could help the effort, and U.S. transportation secretary Anthony Foxx agrees.
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.