Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Article Calls Out Washington Policy Center

An article in today's Spokesman-Review calls out the Washington Policy Center for putting out information opposing the Spokane Transit ballot measure but claiming their not taking a position on Prop 1.

Columnist Shawn Vestal says the center has made presentations, issued news releases and blogged regularly, and produced a piece of “independent research” questioning the cost and efficiency of an electric trolley through the center of the city, yet says it's standard practice for the center to not take a position on ballot measures.

On their end, Washington Policy Center officials say their group has only been "informing the public" about the measure. So which is it? Read the article here and decide for yourself.

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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.