Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2020 Update 2020-2040 – Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment

Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO), as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for Kootenai County, works in collaboration with local jurisdictions and agencies, as well as the Idaho Transportation Department, to develop and maintain a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) that forms the basis for which regionally significant transportation investments are identified and funded.   The purpose of the MTP is to document existing transportation conditions; anticipate the future impacts associated with growth and development; and identify regionally significant transportation investments that will be necessary to ensure continued mobility for the traveling public.  The MTP supports funding transportation improvements within Kootenai County, which anticipates the use of Federal aid funds available through the USDOT – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA).   The MTP includes potentially eligible projects that are both traditional capital investments, as well as nontraditional capital investments, that support the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, as well as the utilization of public and non-motorized transportation.

Relevant Information:

Comment Period: The comment period will be open from February 6, 2020 until March 6, 2020, 5:00 p.m. PST.  Comments must be sent to KMPO – 250 Northwest Blvd, Suite 209, Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83814 or emailed to kmpo@kmpo.net.

Copy of KMPO Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP): The MTP can be found on the KMPO website at www.kmpo.net (links are provided at the bottom of this page), by contacting KMPO at (208) 930-4164; or email kmpo@kmpo.net

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan is a very large document; therefore it has been placed on the www.kmpo.net website in 7 Sections. Each section addresses various aspects of the plan.

Section 1 – Overview and Key Policy Issues
Section 2 – Travel Demand Modeling and Data Analysis
Section 3 – Existing Conditions
Section 4 – Financial Analysis and Funding Plan
Section 6 – Planned Transportation Projects
Appendices:  Public Involvement Policy; Model Documentation; KMPO Population Growth Forecasts 2018 & 2040; Modeled roadway and Intersections Levels of Service 2018 & 2040, Projects and Estimated Costs

Contact for additional information or questions:

KMPO will be having a public open house on Wednesday, March 4th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to provide the public an opportunity to review the information and meet with KMPO staff to ask questions and provide comments on the MTP’s contents.  Your comments will used to finalize the plan and provided to the advisory committee and KMPO Board for use as a part of their decision-making process.  Should you have questions in the interim, you can contact Glenn Miles at gmiles@kmpo.net  or Ali Marienau at amarienau@kmpo.net; or by calling the KMPO office (208) 930-4164.

For special accommodation/translation services, citizens need to contact KMPO no less than 48 hours in advance of the March 4th meeting.  KMPO assures nondiscrimination in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.O.100.259) and the Americans With Disabilities Act, as amended.

Publish, February 6, 2020 and February 24, 2020

NOTE:  Links to each section of the draft 2020 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Update  are provided below.

Table of Contents
Section 1 – Overview and Key Policy Issues
Section 2 – Travel Demand Modeling Data & Analysis
Section 3 – Existing Conditions (Pages 1-49)
Section 3 – Existing Conditions (Pages 50-103)
Section 4 – Future Conditions
Section 5 – Financial Analysis and Funding Plan
Section 6 – Planned Projects
Appendix A – KMPO Public Involvement Policy
Appendix B – 2018 KMPO Model Documentation
Appendix C – KMPO Population Growth Forecasts, 2040
Appendix D – Modeled Roadway and Intersection Levels of Service, 2018 & 2040
Appendix E – Project Details and Estimated Costs