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Monday, November 30, 2009

Transportation Funding Task Force Meets This Week

Governor Butch Otter’s transportation funding task force will hold its third meeting this week. At this Wednesday's meeting in Boise, a national consultant and former Utah transportation director will make a presentation about transportation funding across the country.

The task force is in the midst of an 18-month study of options for adequately funding transportation in Idaho. It’s scheduled to report back to the governor by December of 2010.

You can see the full meeting agenda and other info by clicking here.

2 comments:

jenni said...

I think,The Transportation Task Force, which meets this week in Boise, will continue to meet over the next year. It will present a report to Otter a year from now that addresses transportation funding.

John Jill said...

Hi,
funding transportation infrastructure has been a hot topic in the last several legislative sessions. In past years a variety of ways have been looked at to raise money for roads, including increasing the cost of drivers and vehicle licenses, raising gas taxes and raising taxes on rental cars. None of those ideas gained significant traction, especially with the recent bad economy.

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.