Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Last Day To Get Studded Tires Off Your Car

Last day to remove your studded snow tires in Washington, if you didn't get the memo that this mild winter didn't require them. Or if you just haven't had time.

After today, you risk a $124 fine if caught driving with them on. You could be paying a fee to use them in the future too. Bills introduced in the state House and Senate (one introduced by Andy Billig, D-Spokane) this session would require a permit to use studs.

The Seattle Times has more info on why these bills probably won't succeed, and a new report on how damage studded tires actually do to our streets.

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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.