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Monday, February 14, 2011

Loss Of NICE Hitting Elderly Hard

A lot of people are affected by the loss of the North Idaho Community Express (NICE), but the elderly and infirm seem to be finding the transition most difficult.

KMPO is working with the Community Transportation Association of Idaho and other agencies to restore as much service as possible, but in the meantime many elderly residents are struggling to get to the services they need. The Coeur d'Alene Press has the story.

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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.