Thursday, February 18, 2016

Changes Proposed to the Transportation Improvement Program

SRTC is proposing an amendment to the 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that would adding four new projects and making changes to seven other projects already included in the TIP. 

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 throughout the year as SRTC’s member jurisdictions have projects to add, change or remove from the program. The amendment under consideration would:

  • Add three new Spokane Transit, Spokane County and Spokane Valley projects to the plan.
  • Add additional federal funds to Cheney’s Washington Street: Betz Road to Oakland Street project.
  • Push Spokane Transit’s Monroe Street High Performance Transit Infrastructure Upgrades project from 2018 back to 2020.
  • Increase the total project cost of Spokane Transit’s Paratransit Van Replacement project to correct a previous error.
  • Change the scope of a Spokane Valley project to make improvements on Mission Avenue.
  • Reschedule construction of two Spokane Valley projects from 2018 to 2020.
  • Transfer funds from a STA project to a WSDOT project to implement a portion of the project.

Specific details on the proposed amendment are below (click the images to view full size). We are looking for input on the suggested changes. A public comment period for the amendment starts Thursday, February 18, 2016. All comments must be received by Sunday, February 28, 2016. Comments can be submitted by emailing to, mailing to SRTC at 221 W. 1st Ave., Suite 310, Spokane, WA, or by calling (509) 343-6370.

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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.