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Thursday, July 2, 2009

ITD Using Twitter To Alert Drivers

The Idaho Transportation Department is breaking out of its' shell and trying a new method to alert the public to road closures, lane restrictions, and construction zone backups... Twitter!

That's right, you can now get traffic information via the social networking company.

Initially, ITD will test the advantages of Twitter by notifying users of construction information on I-84 in the Treasure Valley. If the pilot program proves successful, ITD will consider posting "tweets" about additional construction projects in the state.

You can begin following ITD on Twitter by clicking here.- SL

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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.