Monday, September 12, 2016

Looking for Input on Transportation Improvement Program

We are looking for some input from you. The annual update of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) has recently been completed and is available for public review and comment.

The TIP lists transportation projects and programs that jurisdictions within Spokane County plan to build or implement during the upcoming four years. All projects receiving federal funds are required to be included in the TIP. It is updated with new projects annually and includes project names and descriptions, jurisdictions sponsoring them, funding attached to each project, and where the funding came from (local, state or federal). The 2017-2020 TIP has 120 projects, totaling $563.4 million in local transportation investments to be spent between 2017 and 2020.

Each of those projects has a page devoted to it in the TIP that explains the scope of the project, the price tag, construction and other pertinent dates, a map of the location and more.

The 2017-2020 TIP can be viewed at There is also an interactive map at that page that shows how the projects are distributed throughout Spokane County.

A public comment period on the TIP runs through Sunday, October 2, 2016. Comments can be emailed to, mailed to SRTC at the address below, or phoned in to (509) 343-6370.

For those who would like to review the TIP in person and ask questions of staff from SRTC, Spokane Transit and the Washington State Department of Transportation, a public open house is scheduled for Tuesday, September 20 from 4-6 p.m. at SRTC, 421 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 500, Spokane, WA 99201. 

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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.