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Regional Public Transportation Authority

WHAT IS A RPTA?

An RPTA is a local transit authority, much like Spokane Transit Authority in Spokane that addresses public transportation issues.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF FORMING A RPTA?

The advantages of forming a RPTA is that the agency's focus is solely on public transportation and allows for better coordination of public transportation services. Under an RPTA, monitoring of how federal grant money is spent is usually paid more attention and there is a unified effort to secure funding through federal and local sources. An RPTA also requires more accountability to the public, stakeholders, and member jurisdictions.

Currently, different Kootenai County agencies have formed a loose-knit collaboration to cover planning, funding, and operations regarding public transportation. Occasionally though, this can cause issues with cooperation and conflicts of interest.

HOW WOULD A RPTA BE ORGANIZED AND FUNDED?

An RPTA would be governed by a board of local elected and appointed officials representing cities, the county, highway districts and Native American Tribes within Kootenai County. It would be funded through the Federal Transit Administration and local match money.

WHAT MATERIALS CAN I VIEW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FORMATION OF A RPTA?

KMPO has compiled a white paper regarding the feasibility of forming a RPTA. Kelli Fairless, Executive Director of Valley Ride, attended the January 2010 KMPO Board meeting to give a power point presentation on the experience of starting a RPTA in the Treasure Valley area of Idaho. Both materials can be viewed below by clicking on the title.

Regional Public Transportation Authorities (RPTA) White Paper
Regional Public Transportation Authorities - The Treasure Valley Experience

 

 

 

 

Citylink public transit is made possible through the generous support of:

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  • Kootenai Medical Center
  • City of Hayden
  • City of Dalton Gardens
  • City of Coeur d’Alene
  • City of Huetter
  • City of Post Falls
  • Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Post Falls Highway District

Please vist the Citylink website for more information on routes, policies, schedules, public notices @
www.idahocitylink.com.

See Transit Center Location Study, under Regional Projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citylink Transit Route Map

Click on the above image to view the route map or bus bench maps (below).

Citylink Bus Bench Map - Rural
Citylink Bus Bench Map - Urban

 

Citylink's Most Recent Ridership Chart

Click on the above image to view the pdf chart.

Rideshare Programs

Visit www.rideshareonline.com

 

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