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Thursday, August 18, 2016

SH 41 Corridor Master Plan Update & TIP 2017-2021 - OPEN HOUSE's

The SH 41 Corridor Master Plan Update 2nd OPEN HOUSE is coming up this coming Tuesday night August 23rd at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane St, Post Falls, ID. Please plan to attend, get informed and comment. Your comments matter!


The Transportation Improvement Program Public Open House is also this same night (August 23rd) from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the KMPO office 250 Northwest Blvd, Suite 209, Coeur d'Alene, ID

A draft of the Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (KMPO) five-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 2017-2021 is now available for public review and comment.  The TIP is a multi-year funding program document that lists federally and non-federally funded transportation improvements proposed by local jurisdictions, highway districts, Kootenai County, Idaho Transportation Department and the Coeur d’ Alene Tribe during the next five years.  This document and review period includes Kootenai County’s 2016 Program of Projects (POP) using Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5307 and Section 5310 funding to support of public transportation activities in the Coeur d’ Alene-Post Falls Urbanized area. This public notice and public involvement activities and time period established for public review and comments on the TIP will be used to satisfy the POP requirements as required by the Federal Transit Administration.

The comment period is from Friday July 29, 2016 through Monday August 29, 2016.  All comments must be received by KMPO no later than Monday August 29, 2016 through one of the following options: email kmpo@kmpo.net; mailing or delivering to KMPO, 250 Northwest Blvd. Suite 209, Coeur d’ Alene ID 83814; calling (208) 930-4164; or going on www.itd.idaho.gov/itip/draft.htm for an opportunity to review and comment on individual projects in the State of Idaho.  The public comment period provides an opportunity for the community to review the proposed use of State and Federal transportation grant funds over the next five years prior to approving the program of projects.  Comments received during the public comment period will be provided to the KMPO Board for their consideration prior to adoption of the 2017-2021 TIP. 

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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.