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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

KMPO Board Meeting Notice October 13th, 2016 @ 1:30 p.m.

The KMPO Board Meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting is held at the City of Post Falls Council Chambers, 408 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID  The public are always welcome to attend.  Please call if you plan to attend and need special accommodations/translation services 48 hours in advance.  208-930-4164

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Kootenai Area Transportation Team Meeting (KCATT) September 27th, 2016


PUBLIC WELCOME:
Our monthly Kootenai Area Transportation Team Meeting (KCATT) is next week on Tuesday, September 27th at 8:00 a.m. It is held at the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), District 1,  located at  600 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814. 

Committee members recommend projects and priorities for inclusion in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the long-range plan. They report on the status of projects approved for the funding in the TIP to KMPO staff monthly, and make recommendations for delays and advances to funding as necessary. The KCATT Committee also assists KMPO Board Staff with maintenance and periodic updates and calibration of the regional travel demand model (VISUM).

For special accommodation/translation services, call 208.930.4164, 48 hours in advance. KMPO assures nondiscrimination in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.O. 100.259) and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

Friday, September 9, 2016


REMINDER - The SH 41 Corridor Master Plan Update - Public Comment Period CLOSES TODAY September 9th, 2016 @5:00 p.m. So if you have not submitted your comments ,please email them today or mail your postmarked letter today. Email: kmpo@kmpo.net Address: KMPO, Attn: Glenn F. Miles, 250 Northwest Blvd., Suite 209, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814. Here are a few pictures from last night's 3rd open house at Lakeland High School in Rathdrum. Overall, the comments we have received have been positive for the SH 41 improvements. A "BIG" "Thank You" to all those who have attended the open houses!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

State Highway 41 Corridor Master Plan - FINAL OPEN HOUSE, is this Thursday night, September 8th, 2016, at Lakeland High School, 7006 W. Highway 53, Rathdrum, Idaho.  Please attend, get informed and comment on the plan.
The KMPO regular monthly meeting is scheduled for September 8th, 2016 @ 1:30 p.m. The meetings are held at the Post Falls City Counsel Chambers. Post Falls City Hall, 1st Floor at 408 N. Spokane St., Post Falls Idaho. The public is always welcome to attend. The agenda's are posted on our KMPO website at: http://kmpo.net/Agenda_Minutes.html.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


KMPO will be closed on Monday, September 5th, 2016 in observance of  Labor Day.  We wish you safe travels and a happy holiday!!!  We will be back in the office Tuesday, September 6th, 2016.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

KMPO Transportation Improvement Program Amendments

To view the 2017-2021 Transportation Improvement Program and Amendments 1-5, please go to our kmpo.net website at :  http://kmpo.net/TIP.html

Thursday, August 18, 2016

SH 41 Corridor Master Plan Update & TIP 2017-2021 - OPEN HOUSE's

The SH 41 Corridor Master Plan Update 2nd OPEN HOUSE is coming up this coming Tuesday night August 23rd at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane St, Post Falls, ID. Please plan to attend, get informed and comment. Your comments matter!


The Transportation Improvement Program Public Open House is also this same night (August 23rd) from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the KMPO office 250 Northwest Blvd, Suite 209, Coeur d'Alene, ID

A draft of the Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (KMPO) five-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 2017-2021 is now available for public review and comment.  The TIP is a multi-year funding program document that lists federally and non-federally funded transportation improvements proposed by local jurisdictions, highway districts, Kootenai County, Idaho Transportation Department and the Coeur d’ Alene Tribe during the next five years.  This document and review period includes Kootenai County’s 2016 Program of Projects (POP) using Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5307 and Section 5310 funding to support of public transportation activities in the Coeur d’ Alene-Post Falls Urbanized area. This public notice and public involvement activities and time period established for public review and comments on the TIP will be used to satisfy the POP requirements as required by the Federal Transit Administration.

The comment period is from Friday July 29, 2016 through Monday August 29, 2016.  All comments must be received by KMPO no later than Monday August 29, 2016 through one of the following options: email kmpo@kmpo.net; mailing or delivering to KMPO, 250 Northwest Blvd. Suite 209, Coeur d’ Alene ID 83814; calling (208) 930-4164; or going on www.itd.idaho.gov/itip/draft.htm for an opportunity to review and comment on individual projects in the State of Idaho.  The public comment period provides an opportunity for the community to review the proposed use of State and Federal transportation grant funds over the next five years prior to approving the program of projects.  Comments received during the public comment period will be provided to the KMPO Board for their consideration prior to adoption of the 2017-2021 TIP. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Upcoming KCATT Monthly Meeting - August 23, 2016

The upcoming Kootenai County Area Transportation Team (KCATT) meeting is coming next week on August 23rd, 2016 at 8:00 a.m..  It is held at the Idaho Transportation District One Headquarters Office, 600 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID, 83815.  The general public is welcome to attend.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Highway 41 Comes Into FOCUS


SH 41Corridor Master Plan Update - Coeur d'Alene Press Article - "Highway 41 Comes Into FOCUS" August 12, 2016 by Brian Walker.  See link below to news article.

The SH 41 Corridor Master Plan Update is available for review and public comment until September 9th, 2016.  The plan can be reviewed online at www.kmpo.net.  Three public open houses are scheduled for August 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Prairieview Elementary, 2478 E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls ID; August 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID and on September 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Lakeland High School, 7006 W. Highway 53, Rathdrum ID.

http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_d6b9041e-6f78-51a6-a801-16c380df74ef.html

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

SH 41 CORRIDOR MASTER PLAN UPDATE - OPEN HOUSES - NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD


A draft of the SH 41 Corridor Master Plan Update  is now available for public review and comment.  The SH 41 Corridor Master Plan Update document is a collaborative effort with Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO), Kootenai Committee Area Transportation Team (KCATT), Project Stakeholders, and the Public.

This public notice and public involvement activities and time period established for public review and comments on the SH 41 Corridor Master Plan Update will be used to satisfy the requirements as required by the Federal Highway Administration.  Click here to view or download the SH 41 Corridor Master Plan Update or call KMPO at (208) 930-4164 for a copy.

The comment period is from Friday August 9th, 2016 through Friday September 9th, 2016.  All comments must be received by KMPO no later than Monday Friday September 9th, 2016 through one of the following options: email, kmpo@kmpo.net; mailing or delivering to KMPO, 250 Northwest Blvd. Suite 209, Coeur d’ Alene ID 83814; or calling (208) 930-4164. 

The public comment period provides an opportunity for the community to review the SH 41 Corridor Master Plan Update.  Comments received during the public comment period will be provided in the document to the KMPO Board for their consideration prior to adoption of the SH 41 Corridor Master plan Update. 

KMPO will be holding three PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE'S on the following days:

Monday, August 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Prairie View Elementary, 2478 E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls, ID.

Tuesday, August 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID.

Thursday, September 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Lakeland High School, 7006 W. Highway 53, Rathdrum, ID.

Get informed about the planned improvements along the SH 41 corridor and comment on the plan!!!

The open houses allow the public to review the plan and provide public comments during the public comment period.

The KMPO Board will be considering approval of the SH 41 Corridor Master Plan Update in the following months.

For special accommodation/translation services, citizens need to contact KMPO 48 hours in advance of the meeting (208-930-4164).  KMPO assures nondiscrimination in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.O.100.259) and the Americans With Disabilities Act, as amended.



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Notice of Availability and Public Comment Period - Draft Transportation Improvement Program 2017-2021



A draft of the Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (KMPO) five-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 2017-2021 is now available for public review and comment.  The TIP is a multi-year funding program document that lists federally and non-federally funded transportation improvements proposed by local jurisdictions, highway districts, Kootenai County, Idaho Transportation Department and the Coeur d’ Alene Tribe during the next five years.  This document and review period includes Kootenai County’s 2016 Program of Projects (POP) using Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5307 and Section 5310 funding to support of public transportation activities in the Coeur d’ Alene-Post Falls Urbanized area. This public notice and public involvement activities and time period established for public review and comments on the TIP will be used to satisfy the POP requirements as required by the Federal Transit Administration.  You may also contact us directly to get a copy @ 208-930-4164    
  Link to: http://kmpo.net/TIP/FY2017-2021/KMPO%202016-2020%20TIP%20DRAFT%207-28%20Public%20Review%20Draft.pdf

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Commuting "Spokane To Coeur d'Alene"

This morning there seemed to be a lot more traffic on the roadways than there normally early this morning.  It reminded me of how important it is to have your lights on to make it a safer drive, especially with all the fog we have been having lately.  On the Map (www.onthemap.ces.census.gov) in 2011 shows that there are 14,227 employees coming into Kootenai County and 15,576 going outside of Kootenai County for work, with 28,603 traveling outside Spokane County for work. That is a lot of vehicles on the roadways!  Please drive safely and defensively.

Inflow/Outflow of Workers from Kootenai County, Idaho              

Inflow/Outflow of Workers from Spokane County, Washington

Tuesday, July 8, 2014