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Thursday, May 28, 2009

ITD Saves Millions Using New Design Standard

A new highway design standard has saved the Idaho Transportation Department nearly five times more money than initially expected. Adoption of the Practical Design management approach initially was expected to produce savings of about $5.6 million in 2008.Here are the details from the ITD website.

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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.