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Monday, October 11, 2010

Very Important MTP Meeting Tomorrow Night

How do you envision Kootenai County's transportation infrastructure developing over the next twenty years? Do you want to see wider roadways, more bike lanes, improved transit service, more north-south travel options, or just better roadway maintenance over the long term?

KMPO has been working on the Kootenai County Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for several months now and has a draft available for review and comment that includes many of the components above.

This is a big document, and an important one, because it lays out how transportation improvements will be funded over the next 20 years. It includes a list of over $1 billion of projects proposed to be constructed in that time.

We're asking all of you to look the document over and give us your input; do you have priority projects that you think are more important than others included in the project? Are there projects that aren't included in the MTP that should be?

Here's a link to look over the MTP. After you look it over, we're asking you to attend a public meeting tomorrow night to ask questions, submit comments and voice any concerns you may have. The meeting is from 5-7 p.m., Oct. 12 at the Idaho Transportation Department office, 600 W. Prairie Ave. in Coeur d'Alene. The meeting is 'open house' format so you can come anytime between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and stay as long or as short a time as you'd like.

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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.