So, speaking from personal experience, I understand that government documents can be confusing and sometime mystical (what is it trying to say? What’s an MTP? What does “regionally significant” mean? What day is it? Where am I?). So that’s why we want you to come to a public meeting we’re hosting in a couple weeks; to get to know us and our 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
Why should you care about yet another government document? Especially one with that long of a title? Because the TIP is essentially a list of the local projects that have received funding lately and are planned for construction or to be implemented within the next four years.
The beauty of a document like this is that it lets you look into the future to see what’s on deck. Got a project you think needs done? Check the TIP! It could be coming up. While looking through it you see a project that you think ins’t a priority, while yours should be done first? Let us know! We’re spending our tax dollars on these projects so if they’re not what the public wants, we need to know that.
Here’s where you can find the draft TIP to review it. Or you can just come to the public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 4-6 p.m. at SRTC, 221 W. First Ave., Suite 310, Spokane, WA 99201. It’s more of an open house, so you can come and go whenever you feel like, no need to stay the whole two hours.
If you can’t make the meeting, you can still comment. Send your thoughts to email@example.com or mail them to the address above.