Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Report Says $7B In Transportation Improvements Would Improve State Economy

A state business group says completing the North Spokane Corridor would provide a major economic boost to Washington state. A new study released by the Washington Roundtable looks at finishing the NSC and five other "mega projects" that have been a part of every failed tax package considered by the Legislature in recent years.

The Legislature has been unable to reach an agreement on any plan despite both parties agreeing that major transportation improvements are needed.

The report suggests spending levels for these projects, and comes in lower than some estimates for the NSC. Here's more on that report from the Spokesman-Review.

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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.