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Monday, January 12, 2009

Otter Faces Uphill Battle With Proposed Fee Increases

There are a lot of people dreading Idaho's upcoming legislative session. With state revenues slipping, budget cuts, and the governor’s effort to boost transportation funding, things are looking bleak.

Governor Otter says he knows he's got an uphill battle ahead of him, but it's necessary since our roads are falling apart. Here's the Spokesman-Review story.

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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.