transportation officials have drafted plans for major changes to
the state’s transportation system, including light rail services
and increased freight shipments on major roads, Boise’s KTVB
plan, dubbed “Idaho’s Transportation Future: Getting There Together,”
was presented Oct. 10 at the Department of Transportation’s monthly
board meeting in Pocatello, ID. It is intended to be a guide for
state policy for the next 30 years.
of the recommendations calls for the state to build a light rail
system connecting the Boise area with Burley, Pocatello and Idaho
Falls, the news station reported. The proposal also suggested implementing
policies to decrease personal vehicles on state highways and increase
report does not say how specific recommendations would be applied.
final version of the draft is expected to follow this week. That
version will be subject to a month-long public comment period.