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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Styrofoam Used In Bridge Project

I always joke that I'm too poor to put insulation in my house, so I'm stuffing styrofoam cups inside my walls. Well it turns out someone actually IS using styrofoam for something. Apparently the attributes that make styrofoam undesirable-
a long lifespan, not biodegradable, and clogs landfills- also make it an appropriate material for a bridge project in southeast Idaho.

Here's the story from the Idaho Transportation Department's website.

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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.