Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Plan Looks To Address Congestion Now and In the Future

We never want to get to this point.
Say “Washington State” and many people think of Seattle and the long traffic waits the west side is known for. On this side of the state, we don’t have traffic congestion like that. And we want to keep it that way.  So we've been working on an update to the Congestion Management Process (CMP) for the past year-and-a-half. 

The CMP is an approach for managing congestion that monitors transportation system performance and assesses alternative strategies to managing congestion (other than building new lanes and roads). 

Now we're looking for input from the public on whether the corridors listed as congested in the CMP, and the strategies to deal with that congestion, are accurate portrayals of what’s really happening in our area. And if they will help prevent congestion from growing in the future. 

You can review the CMP here. There's also information there on how to submit comments, so let us know your thoughts.

No comments:

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.