Thursday, November 3, 2016

Time Running Out to Apply for Transportation Advisory Committee

Transportation Advisory Committee Meetings
truly are magical.
Okay folks, time is running out if you want to apply to be on the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) and help shape local transportation policies.

The TAC is a citizens group that provides transparency and a community perspective to the transportation planning process. It advises the SRTC Board on plans, programs and activities to determine consistency with policies and other activities as directed by the Board.

We like to represent as many demographics as we can so we are looking for people 
with disabilities, young people, the business and freight moving communities, traditional automobile users and advocates for non-motorized transportation or public transit. I think that about covers everyone though.

The time commitment is small too if you're a busy person. The group meets every other month for about 1 1/2 hours. Occasionally we'll have an extra meeting and sometimes we ask for volunteers for subcommittees but that is completely up to you.

There are three open TAC seats to be filled for a three year terms from 2017-2019. More information, and the application to apply, can be found on the SRTC website here. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016. That's tomorrow, so get going. The good news? It only takes about 5 minutes to fill out the application.

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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.