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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Idahoans Expected To Travel Less This Holiday Season

According to AAA, Residents of Idaho are expected to travel less than they did a year ago this holiday season, despite a forecast increase nationwide.

AAA expects an overall 4.8% decline in travel totaling 50 miles or more from home in the Mountain region, including Idaho.

That stacks up to a projected 3.8% increase nationwide, to 87.7 million people. The projections are based on a survey of 1,350 households in mid-November, along with past trends and other factors.

Analysts say the drop in Idahoans travelling is because the recession has been felt more acutely in this region.

Travel was also relatively robust in the region during last year's holidays, making the year-ago numbers hard to beat.

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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.