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.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Spokane Valley Senator Honored With Highway Traffic Safety Award
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this week recognized state Sen. Mike Padden from Spokane Valley recently with its highest public-service award for his work to end alcohol-related collisions and DUI.
Padden spearheaded the 2013 drive to strengthen Washington’s laws against driving under the influence and has made other anti-drunk driving contributions as well.
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.