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Boise Airport plans new service animal area and room for nursing mothers

The Boise Airport filed a permit for a new service animal relief area and a mother’s station. 

Currently, the airport has a Service Animal Relief Area outside near the west entrance. Now the Boise Airport will have an additional relief area that is indoors next to the security checkpoint.

[Boise Airport master plan]

According to business development manager Sean Brigs, the airport installed a Mamava Nursing Pod in 2015 – an area that gives mothers the choice of nursing in a private and clean environment. The Mamava Nursing Pod will move to an area before the security checkhpoint.

In its place, a new mother’s room with more amenities – like a sink and changing table – will go in after security.

In addition, to the animal relief area and mother’s room, the project will include a family restroom.

Passenger Facility Charge funds will pay for the project that is estimated to cost $190,000. These fees allow airports to make improvements. The fee, with a cap $4.50 allows airports to collect this from each passenger. Usually through ticket prices.

The airport expects project construction to be complete by the end of the year.

Autum Robertson - BoiseDev reporter
Autum Robertson is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Meridian and McCall. Contact her at [email protected].

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