Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Do You Drive A Semi Or Work For A Trucking Company? Check This Out

I didn't know this, but apparently there is a serious shortage of parking for semi trucks across the nation.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is doing something about this in our state by developing a state Truck Parking Strategic Plan and is looking for input and assistance from truck drivers and companies that hire truck drivers.

The plan includes all types of truck parking, such as truck stops, rest areas, weigh stations, highway ramps, private parking lots, and other areas.

As part of the plan, WSDOT is surveying individuals and companies that use short-term and overnight truck parking in Washington. This online survey is intended to better understand the types of trucks operating in Washington, the corridors most traveled, and overall truck parking needs and issues.

Results of the online survey will identify truck parking problem areas, and help WSDOT develop and focus on strategies to improve truck parking in our state.

If you are a truck driver or work for a company that operates trucks in Washington, please complete the survey before April 30 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RYTK2JK.

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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.