The Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the federally required and designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for all of Kootenai County. KMPO was formed in 2003 to meet a federal requirement that was triggered when the areas of Coeur d'Alene, Hayden, and Post Falls exceeded a combined population of 50,000.
What does KMPO provide?
KMPO's purpose is to provide continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning throughout Kootenai County. Regional transportation planning requires an understanding of the past, recognition of current conditions, and the ability to provide an economically achievable, environmentally balanced, and consumer-friendly transportation system that enables the region to reach its full potential. KMPO provides a coordinated planning effort between the public, cities, small towns, the county, highway districts, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.
How Does KMPO Operate?
The KMPO Board of Directors is the policy board and governing body of KMPO. The Director and staff oversee routine operations and administrative activities. The technical committee, Kootenai County Area Transportation Team (KCATT), consists of one representative from each member jurisdiction and up to five, non-voting members who represent various transportation interests. The committee meets monthly to discuss and advise the KMPO Board on technical transportation issues. Please visit the KMPO Board or Technical Committee pages for more information.