January 24, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 40

Back at the transportation table

Cheney council approves SRTC agreement giving city permanent voting seat on board

The Cheney City Council unanimously approved a new interlocal agreement with the Spokane Regional Transportation Commission that included one major, long-sought after provision – a voice in regional transportation.

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β€œIt does give the city of Cheney a vote on the SRTC,” Cheney Public Works Director Todd Ableman said in response to a council question.

Under the previous agreement the city had to share a seat with other Spokane County small cities and towns. Under the new agreement, Cheney, Airway Heights and Liberty Lake now each have a voting seat on the SRTC board, while the Spokane Tr...

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