ITD releases four-year transportation plan for comment
ITD is seeking public comment beginning Friday (July 15) and continuing through Aug. 15 on the FY2012-16 draft of the Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP).
The ITIP is a four-year “roadmap” for planning transportation projects, including:
The draft provides details on projects planned for construction through 2016 and the GARVEE Transportation Program, a construction program that relies on federally backed bonds to expedite projects in six key Idaho highway corridors.
The ITIP lists projects by highway route and location, identifies projected years for right-of-way acquisition, preliminary engineering, construction and estimated project costs. It also lists local construction projects that are federally funded.
Production of the ITIP is a year-round process that relies on input from elected officials, citizens, tribal governments, other state and federal agencies, each of Idaho’s six metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) and other interested organizations.
The ITIP was formerly titled the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.
The ITIP can be viewed online at itd.idaho.gov/itip. Comments can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to ITIP – Comments, Attn: Adam Rush, P.O. Box 7129, Boise, ID 83707-1129. Paper or CD copies of the ITIP will be provided upon request by contacting Adam Rush at (208) 334-8119 or by e-mail at email@example.com. A request for a paper copy or CD also can be mailed to Idaho Transportation Department, Adam Rush, P.O. Box 7129, Boise, ID 83707-1129.
All comments on the draft will be reviewed in August. The Idaho Transportation Board is expected to vote on the document in September. After approval by the transportation board, it is submitted to the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.