Tuesday, November 3, 2015

STA Seeking Federal Grant to Fund Central City Line

A visualization of the what the Central City Line
could look like.
Spokane is one step closer to seeing a Central City Line, according to KXLY News.  The Federal Transit Administration approved the project, commonly known as the downtown trolley, for development, which means that they recognize the project as a viable candidate for federal grants.

This means that any local and state funds associated with the project can be counted as a local match for federal grants. This increases the project's competitiveness for federal funding.

STA says that if they get a federal grant, almost all of the capital costs of the program will be covered by state and federal money while local funds would cover the operating costs.

A steering committee has been created to shape the project to submit for the grant. 

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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.