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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Governor signs emission testing bill

Well, it's done. Governor Otter signed the emissions testing bill into law today, saying that it is the most cost effective way to deal with ozone in the urbanized areas of the state. However, he said that he has agreement from the legislature to work on minor changes to the bill in the 2009 session. In the meantime, KMPO staff will be working with Department of Environmental Quality, the business community and our elected officials to come up with a program that will work in Kootenai County. Here is a link to the Governor's signing message.

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Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kootenai County, Idaho. Federal law requires urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people to have an MPO. KMPO was formed in 2003, to provide coordinated transportation planning within Kootenai county for the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

KMPO's Board of Directors oversees KMPO for Kootenai County, ID. KMPO's Executive Director and Staff are responsible for day-to-day operational and administrative needs.