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Redesigned Transportation Management Center website helps drivers avoid delays

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 08:47

Ken Heale, SRTMC Manager, 509-323-8490,
Mike Kress, SRTMC Supervisor, 509-343-5263
SRTMC
221 W. First
Spokane, WA  99201

 

Drivers and others who need to know about road closures, travel delays and areas to avoid, now have access to the Spokane Regional Transportation Management Center’s (SRTMC) improved website in a new, easier-to-use format.

Spokane area drivers can easily “know before they go” by checking their route at http://www.srtmc.org/. The redesigned website features real-time, customizable traffic information with more than 100 live-traffic cameras that are automatically updated to view incidents and events as they happen. Users can zoom in or drag the map to specific areas and check construction updates to plan their commute route around upcoming road construction.

The map-based website is designed to be user-friendly. By clicking icons on the right side of the screen, users can find more detailed information, such as the location of traffic cameras, areas impacted by collisions, road condition reports or signs displaying warning messages. Users can customize their view to see each of these options individually, or turn on all the “layers” to see them all at once. The new site supports mobile devices and includes links to transit and travel resources.

The SRTMC, located in downtown Spokane, is the nerve center for area transportation systems. Center operators work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, using video screens and high-tech traffic control equipment to monitor roadways for potential problems and alert incident response crews to issues. They also remotely control dynamic message signs that warn drivers of incidents and delays, and post warning messages to area highway advisory radio stations. All this is done to help citizens avoid congestion and backups.

The SRTMC is a collaboration of the Cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley, Spokane Transit Authority, Spokane County, Washington State Department of Transportation, and the Spokane Regional Transportation Council. Each of those jurisdictions share the management, operation and funding of the center

 

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