Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Proposed Amendment to Transportation Improvement Program

We're looking for input on an amendment to the 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that proposes adding one new project and making changes to two projects already in the program.

The TIP is a document that identifies projects slated to be 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 throughout the year as SRTC’s member jurisdictions have projects to add, change or remove from the program, often as funding becomes available. 

The amendment currently under consideration would make the following changes:

·         Walk Bike Bus Spokane- Transfer $11,800 from the preliminary engineering phase of this program to a new construction phase to build a covered bike parking kiosk in the Garland District.

·         Eastern Region Regionwide ADA Project- Pedestrian Access Upgrades- Increased total project cost from $1,570,810 to $2,959,750 due to adding more Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) locations to be upgraded.

·         US 395/North Spokane Corridor (NSC) Freya St. Structures- This new project to the TIP will construct the NSC mainline bridges over Freya Street and construct the second phase of mainline retaining walls adjacent to the BNSF railway tracks.

More information is below. Click the graphic to view it full size.

A public comment period for the amendment starts today. We welcome your thoughts on these projects. All comments must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016 by emailing to, mailing to SRTC at 421 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 500, Spokane, WA, or by calling (509) 343-6370.

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