Child Pedestrian safety, Idaho involvement in Washington pilot
Several safety, mobility and economic opportunity issues will highlight the monthly meeting of the Idaho Transportation Board, Wednesday (Jan. 17) at the ITD Headquarters Auditorium, 3311 W. State Street in Boise.
Washington is inviting 50 Idahoans who drive across Washington and Oregon state lines on a fairly regular basis to participate. Interested individuals would gain experience with road usage charges, allowing them to compare fuel taxes against such charges on a quarterly basis. The mileage reporting options are flexible. No actual monies would be exchanged or collected differently
Children Pedestrian Safety projects
Staff has been working with the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) on this initiative. The LHTAC Council and board approved a maximum of $2 million for children pedestrian safety projects, with approximately 60% funded on the state system and 40% on the local system.
LHTAC conducted extensive outreach and training on this initiative and solicited projects. Seventy-one applications requesting over $12 million in funds were submitted. The applications were scored and staff will present the recommended list of projects to fund to the board for approval.