Coeur d'Alene's population just went up. As did all of Idaho's. Well not really 'just' went up- the census numbers have just been released that show that population has increased by 21.1% in the state since April of 2000.
Actually, many signs across the state will.
So what does that mean for transportation? Based on new population numbers, Kootenai and Spokane counties could become a combined Metropolitan Statistical Area. That means there's the possibility that our regional Planning organizations, SRTC and KMPO, could be combined into one agency, although that's not likely.
Our Transportation Planner Ryan Stewart is quoted in this article about the census results.