Don’t forget that tomorrow is the public meeting for SRTC’s Planning Certification Review. Federal law requires that all Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs, of which SRTC is one) have a Planning Certification Review every four years, and ours starts tomorrow and goes through Thursday.

The process involves staff from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration reviewing documents and programs we have worked on in the past four years, to make sure we’re meeting all of our goals and federal guidelines. There is also two days of interviews with our Director and various staff members to cover all the areas of the review, including the Unified Planning Work Program, the transportation planning process, the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program, financial planning, project selection, air quality, public outreach, Title VI, transportation safety and security, land use and livability and MUCH more.

While a large part of the Certification Review is us sitting in a room answering questions, you also play a part. A public meeting is scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday) night to provide you opportunity to express thoughts and comments on the transportation planning process and how it meets the needs of the area. The meeting is from 5:30-7 p.m. at SRTC, 221 W. First Ave., Suite 310, Spokane, WA.

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