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City says it won’t give funding to Downtown mobility project

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The City of Boise said it will not provide funding to a new project aimed at providing resources to Downtown Boise commuters.

The city sent a letter to Valley Regional Transit last month saying it would not provide a previously promised $100,000 in funding during the fiscal year that just started on October 1.

“Our community has substantially changed the way it works in 2020 and this is an opportunity to take a step back, review how CityGo fulfills its mission and reconsider the transportation needs of Downtown businesses, employers, and working Boiseans,” City of Boise Communications Director Seth Ogilvie said. “As we step back we save Boise residents $100,000.”

[Boise to accept $27.9 million from Governor Little’s tax program]

BoiseDev first broke news of the project in May of 2018. At the time known as the Downtown Mobility Coalition, the project later picked up the CityGo branding. It aimed at bringing together the city, Capital City Development Corporation, Ada County Highway District, and Valley Regional Transit to manage parking, traffic and transit downtown.

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Ogilvie said fiscal challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic meant the city decided to reevaluate the project. He said the city would still participate on the steering committee, despite not contributing funds.

Separately, CCDC Monday voted to approve its $100,000 contribution to CityGo.

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Don Day
Don is the founder and editor of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.

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