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Only a week left to play the transportation game

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Play this game! This online survey tool that will help pinpoint the goals and priorities of the region’s transportation infrastructure will only be available for one more week.
 “A Thousand Visions” – A Transportation Planning Game, is available online at through Monday, November 29. The game is part of the Transportation Vision Project underway at the Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC).  The Vision Project is an effort to create and consolidate a long-term regional transportation vision for the greater Spokane region.
From Staci Lehman: The Transportation Planning Game allows players to choose the level that they are willing to be ‘taxed’, which determines how much money they have to spend on transportation improvements.  Players are then challenged to ‘fund’ projects they prioritize as highest for the region, much like buying properties in the game Monopoly. The goal for players funding the projects they consider most important, without blowing their budget.  All participants who complete the internet game in its entirety will be entered to win a free TOMTOM ONE 130-S portable GPS unit.

SRTC hopes that many people will use this opportunity to help shape the region’s transportation vision.  “We’re getting a lot of great input from the game so far,” says SRTC Transportation Manager Glenn Miles. “But we want to hear from even more people to make sure the results we come up with are supported by the larger community.”
SRTC is partnering with consulting firm MIG, Inc. on the Transportation Vision Project to coordinate ongoing efforts, identify strategies for achieving the vision that is identified through this process, and deploy resources to accomplish regional goals.
A diverse pool of elected officials, local business leaders and civic leaders are helping to shape the vision process and overseeing the project by serving on a Vision Process Team.

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