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Friday, January 15, 2010

'Stimulus II' Has Transportation Officials Running

State transportation officials are scrambling to prepare for “Stimulus II,” federal legislation also known as the 2010 Jobs Bill that could potentially bring another $182 million to Idaho for shovel-ready projects.

Why are they scrambling? Because 50% of the money will be required to be awarded in 90 days. Here's an article on Stimulus II' from the Spokesman-Review's 'Eye on Boise' blog.

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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.