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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

511 Upgraded To Give Personalized Info

Idaho's 511 telephone system has just been upgraded. It now gives callers the ability to identify theyir location, select the transit provider they want to use, and be connected directly to that provider to get schedule and route information. So next time you're going somewhere, give it a try. You just have to dial 511 to reach the service.

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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.