Monday, October 5, 2015

Try Your Hand At Setting A Local Transportation Budget

I have a hard enough time just making sure there's still money in my savings account. And we're not talking millions of dollars. Or anywhere close. So imagine trying to balance a budget of $50 million and fixing a bunch of stuff that need fixing. Only your budget is too small.

That's what we're asking people to try their hand at with our new web tool. Go to http://performance.srtc.org/bp/get-started and try it out. We're basically asking you to apply that amount of money to a local transportation budget, and show us what areas (safety, roadway maintenance, bike and pedestrian improvements, safety, transit, etc.) are most important to you based on how you spend your (pretend) money.

Try it out and we will post some results as more people try their hand at it to see what other people's priorities are.

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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.