Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Oil Trains Across WA Could Triple By 2020

Irritated by all the trains that are slowing you down lately at railroad crossings? Well things could get even worse in the future. 

There are nearly 3 billion gallons of crude oil moving through Washington this year. That could triple in five years, according to Walla Walla's Union Bulletin.

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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.