Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Weigh in on transportation tonight

Posted By on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 2:49 PM

If you’ve ever sighed at transportation issues in Spokane and muttered to yourself “Well if I had a say, things would be different around here," today is your time to shine. From 4 pm to 6 pm the Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) will host an open-door meeting at 221 W. First Ave., Suite 310, to allow the public to offer opinions for the 4-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) draft for the years 2011-2014.

The SRTC focuses on making transportation to, around, and from Spokane County easier for everyone. They work based off of four-year plans (as opposed to the more common five-year plan) to ensure that improvements are up-to-date and cohesive with everything that’s happening/progressing in Spokane. These four-year plans are The TIP.

Now is your chance, I stress again, to voice your comments and complaints to the people who can do something about it instead of your friends who sympathize but can’t actually do anything at all to help your cause.

Are you a car owner who has suggestions about routes and roads? Are you a transit rider who is unhappy with routes and schedules? Maybe you’re just plain uncertain about everything going on with Spokane transportation in general. They’re giving you an opportunity to get answers to your questions and feedback on your criticism; it’s your job to take it. Speak now or for four years hold your peace.

If you are unable to attend the meeting today, they are accepting comments via email, at, through October 8th.

If you’re interested in a more comprehensive explanation of the quadrennial TIP or the SRTC in general, check out

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