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:

  • Highways and bridges
  • Bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  • Highway safety
  • Congestion mitigation and air quality
  • Railroad crossing safety
  • Airports
  • Public transportation
  • Transportation planning

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.
Public comments will help the transportation department determine if proposed projects meet the department’s three main objectives of improving safety, mobility and economic vitality.

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 Comments can be e-mailed to 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 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.
A printed copy can be reviewed at any of ITD's district offices in Coeur d'Alene, Lewiston, Boise, Shoshone, Pocatello and Rigby.

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.

Published 7-15-2011