The Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) is looking for input from the public on an amendment to the 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that would add two new projects and change the details of one project already in the program.
The TIP is a document that identifies projects and programs to be undertaken or constructed during the upcoming four years. It includes project names and descriptions, the jurisdiction sponsoring them, funding attached to each, and the funding source (local, state or federal funds). The TIP is amended throughout the year as SRTC’s member jurisdictions have projects to add, change, or remove from the program; often as funding becomes available or projects move toward being construction-ready.
This month’s proposed amendment includes:
• US 195/I-90 Study- This new project is a multimodal study to address safety, operational, and infrastructure issues in the two corridors, particularly in the vicinity of the US 195/I-90 interchange.
• Division Street Corridor Study- This new project involving multiple jurisdictions will consider the implementation of STA’s High Performance Transit (HPT) and evaluate the broader transportation system along the Division Street corridor and its vicinity.
• Fixed Route Bus Replacement- Increase FTA 5339 funds by $273,365 and local funds by $403,090. Add recently awarded $1,375,000 in 5339c funds.
Detailed information on the projects proposed for amendment is both attached and on the SRTC website at https://www.srtc.org/transportation-improvement-program/ (scroll down to “TIP Amendments”). More information on the 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program can be found there as well. Hardcopies of both the TIP and the proposed amendment are available by calling 343-6370.
A public comment period for the proposed amendment starts Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Members of the public are encouraged to provide input. All comments must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Comments can be submitted by emailing to email@example.com, mailing to SRTC at 421 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 500, Spokane, WA, or by calling 343-6370.