Monday, February 15, 2016

New Live Traffic Website

If you hadn't noticed yet, the Spokane Regional Transportation Management Center (SRTMC) has released an improved website in a new, easier-to-use format.

The redesigned website, at, features real-time, customizable traffic information with more than 100 live traffic cameras that are automatically updated to view incidents and events as they happen. Users can zoom in or drag the map to specific areas and check construction updates to plan their commute route around upcoming road construction.

The map-based website is designed to be user-friendly. By clicking icons on the right side of the screen, users can find more detailed information, such as the location of traffic cameras, areas impacted by collisions, road condition reports or signs displaying warning messages. Users can customize their view to see each of these options individually, or turn on all the “layers” to see them all at once. The new site supports mobile devices and includes links to transit and travel resources.
The SRTMC, located in downtown Spokane, is the nerve center for area transportation systems. Center operators work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, using video screens and high-tech traffic control equipment to monitor roadways for potential problems and alert incident response crews to issues. They also remotely control dynamic message signs that warn drivers of incidents and delays, and post warning messages to area highway advisory radio stations. All this is done to help citizens avoid congestion and backups.

The SRTMC is a collaboration of the Cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley, Spokane Transit Authority, Spokane County, Washington State Department of Transportation, and the Spokane Regional Transportation Council.  Each of those jurisdictions share the management, operation and funding of the center.


Rachel said...

I love this so much. It's so helpful, thank you!

SRTC Staff said...

Glad you like it! Hope that means others will too!

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.