If you’ve ever wondered how the transportation planning process works, your chance to find out is coming up. Next Tuesday, I will host a ‘Planning Assumptions’ meeting. It’s a chance to sit down with members of the public and staff from other agencies to give a power point presentation on how we go about planning. The presentation explains how SRTC is staffed and funded, how we decide which studies and projects to undertake, how we use ‘modeling’ to predict the amount of cars that will be on the road in the future and which projects should be constructed to accomodate them, and how air quality plays into the whole process.

In addition to talking about planning for the future, the meeting will also provide the public a chance to look at and comment on the updated Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). If you can’t make it to the meeting, or would like to look through the Plan now. Here’s a link. Otherwise, show up at SRTC, 221 W. First, Suite 310 at 4:00 on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The meeting goes until 6, but you’re not required to stay the whole time

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