Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Asking for Your Input on Amendment to Transportation Improvement Program


The SRTC Board recently voted to allocate an additional $1,1818,426 in federal funds to Spokane County's Bigelow Gulch/Forker Connector project 4.

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that SRTC updates and publishes each year is required to include any project with state or federal funding. The Bigelow Gulch/Forder project was already included in the TIP, but now the document must be amended to reflect the additional amount of federal funds. 

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 updated regularly as SRTC’s member jurisdictions have projects to add, change or remove from the program.

In order to update the TIP, it must go through a public comment period. So, we are asking you what you think of this amendment. You can view the entire TIP here, although the change to the Bigelow Project won't be added until after the public comment period is complete.

The public comment period goes through 4 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2015. Comments can be submitted by emailing to contact.srtc@srtc.org, 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.