I’m going to step away from the STA topic train for a minute to talk about something we’re doing here at SRTC. For a couple months now, we’ve been working on a Transportation Vision Project aimed at developing a unified regional transportation vision.
The goal is to come up with a product that describes the desired attributes of a fully integrated, multimodal transportation system to be developed over the next 30-50 years, plus an implementation plan.
We hired consulting firm MIG, Inc. to lead this effort. So far MIG has reviewed a boatload of existing transportation plans for the area, interviewed an even bigger boatload of local stakeholders, and met several times with our Vision Process Team; a group of elected, civic and business leaders helping to guide this project.
The next step is to start getting input from the public on what their vision of an ideal transportation system is. We’ll do this through a series of public open houses and roundtable meetings. The roundtable meetings will target certain groups. For instance, the one we’re holding next week is aimed at those involved in and interested in economic development.
So if that’s you, we want you at our meeting. The meeting is next Wednesday, June 30, from 1-4 p.m. at CenterPlace in Spokane Valley, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Just so that MIG knows how many materials to prepare, please send me an RSVP email if you plan to attend.