Communication and Public Awareness

Comments and Questions

Comments are being accepted on a proposed amendment to the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

The proposed amendment would remove a Valley Regional Transit project to improve a roundabout and park and ride lot at the College of Western Idaho. 

Valley Regional Transit requests to remove a project to improve a roundabout and park and ride lot at the College of Western Idaho (CWI). CWI does not feel ready to move forward with the required federal agreements and requested to remove the project. 

Funding through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5307 Small Urban program (urban formula funds) is available for six years. After six years, the funds expire, and FTA reallocates them to projects in other areas or states. It is common for transit agencies to carry funds over to future years in order to collect enough funds to build or purchase large capital projects. In this case, the CWI project is using funds from FY2014 (which expire in FY2019), FY2015, and FY2018. VRT proposes to replace “newer” funds for two existing projects in the City of Nampa with these “older” funds so that funds are not taken back by FTA for use in other areas. Remaining funds will be reprogrammed in the future. 

View the full description of the projects here.

Please comment in writing (via email or letter) no later than 11:59 pm Monday, July 1, 2019, to Toni Tisdale, Principal Planner.

COMPASS, 700 NE 2nd Street, Suite 200, Meridian, ID  83642
Direct: 208/475-2238
Fax: 208/855-2559


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