Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Changes Proposed to the Transportation Improvement Program

An amendment to the 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) proposes adding two Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) projects, removing one WSDOT project from the program and adding federal funds to a Spokane County project.

The TIP is a document that identifies projects programmed to be undertaken or constructed during the upcoming four years. It includes project names and descriptions, the jurisdiction sponsoring them, funding attached to each project, and where the funding came from (local, state or federal funds).

The TIP is amended regularly as SRTC’s member jurisdictions have projects to add, change or remove from the program. The latest proposed amendment consists of (click to view full size):

If you have thoughts on the proposed amendment to the TIP, we would appreciate hearing them. A public comment period runs until 4 p.m. on Friday, September 4, 2015. Comments can be submitted by emailing to, mailed to SRTC at 221 W. 1st Ave., Suite 310, Spokane, WA, or by calling (509) 343-6370.

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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.