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Thursday, May 7, 2009

GARVEE Funding Would Prevent US 95 Bottleneck

The Idaho Senate passed a bill this week moving US 95 steps closer to getting federal funding for improvements. If signed by the governor, the bill will widen US 95 to four lanes between Wyoming Ave. and Highway 53, avoiding a major bottleneck situation. Here's the story 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.