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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Governor Otter Asks For Funding Increase For Roads

Gov. Butch Otter brought his 'road show' to Coeur d'Alene yesterday, asking for input from area leaders and citizens on how to pay for Idaho's road 'crisis.'

The Idaho Transportation Department says an additional $240 million is needed each year to combat rising construction prices, deteriorating roads and highways and an expected drop in federal funding.

But some citizens who attended the meeting aren't happy about a proposed funding increase.

Here's the story from the CDA Press.

KMPO 'Special Correspondent' Jeff Selle spent the day at the meeting yesterday and will (hopefully) post his take on it later today.

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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.