Monday, February 9, 2015

Fatalities at Railroad Crossings Increasing

The number of fatalities at railroad crossings are starting to creep up after years of decline, and officials say it may be due to the improving economy. Over the past decade, collisions involving vehicles and trains dropped by more than one-third. In 2014, the numbers were going the other way though.

So what does the economy have to do with railroad deaths? has the story.

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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.