Monday, March 16, 2015

Why Should West Siders Care About Transit in Spokane?

Speaking of STA (see previous post), the Seattle Transit Blog is looking at our side of the state for a series on the transit company's "Moving Forward" ten-year plan to improve public transit in the area.

But why would Seattlites compare about what we're doing over here? That's what the first article in the series focuses on and it cites some pretty impressive reasons, such as that Spokane is THE city for a large number of people in the northern United States. After all, it's the biggest urban area between Seattle and Minneapolis and therefore the one where many people come to shop and play.

For the rest of the reasons, check out the blog post.

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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.