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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

BNSF Suing Kootenai County

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. is suing Kootenai County over new regulations proposed for the Hauser diesel refueling depot. The railroad says operations at the depot are governed by federal transportation law, and, as a result, counties lack the ability to impose their own rules.

Here's the latest from the Spokesman-Review.

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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.