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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Gas Prices Reach $2 A Gallon In CDA

I was at a meeting last week about developing a Non-Motorized Transportation Plan for Kootenai County. When asked about some of the barriers to forming a fully-functioning bicycle and pedestrian system, one man raised his hand and said, "Gas prices are too low!"

I thought, "Well, that's a new one." After a year of listening to people complain about $4+ gas prices, I didn't really expect anyone to complain much when it dropped below $2 per gallon.

Well, prices have climbed back to $2 a gallon at a handful of stations in Kootenai County. While most people aren't complaining about it (yet), some do point out that it still hurts during a recession. Here's more from the Coeur d'Alene Press.

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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.