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ACHD drops property tax increase for the third time after public hearing

The Ada County Highway District Commission once again shaved down its fiscal year 2022 budget before final approval.  Earlier this month, ACHD held a public...

Valley Regional Transit looks to create more vanpool options

Valley Regional Transit (VRT) hopes to bring more ridesharing options to the Treasure Valley. VRT is currently studying how to expand existing vanpool programs. A...

COVID-19 delays new Meridian bus route and ValleyRide electric busses

In 2019, Valley Regional Transit announced it would launch a bus route for Meridian that would connect residents to shopping, housing, and places of...

ACHD scales back foregone tax proposal to $1.6 million after tax commission guidance

It turns out the Ada County Highway District will consider an even lower foregone tax amount than previously announced.  Last month, ACHD staff brought back...

ACHD wants to make South Meridian more pedestrian-friendly & is looking for public feedback

The Ada County Highway District wants to make South Meridian more pedestrian and bike-friendly. ACHD created a document with several sidewalk improvements, bike plans, crossing...

ACHD could raise taxes with up to $7.5 million ‘clawback’ in foregone funds

The Ada County Highway District is considering clawing back some foregone tax revenue, but not as much as originally proposed.  On Wednesday, the commission met...

All aboard? With Crapo & Boise’s support, congress takes first step to bring Amtrak back to Idaho

Boise is one small step closer to getting back on track for passenger rail service.  After the urging of the City of Boise and Senator...

Headed for McCall? ITD issues ‘advisory,’ warns of slow going this weekend

The Idaho Department of Transportation issued a travel advisory for Highway 55 this weekend.  People planning on traveling on Highway 55 from Horseshoe Bend to...

‘Game-changer:’ ACHD will separate bike lanes on arterial roads moving forward

For cyclists, the daily commute or casual rides around the county will be safer, soon. The Ada County Highway District says it will make a...

New flights from Boise to north end of Seattle area finally set to start

Just before the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting the Boise area, we told you about a plan to add a flight from Boise to a...

Power up: Idaho Power preparing for increased electric vehicle usage

The vast majority of Americans gas up their cars at the local gas station right now, but that will likely change in the coming...

Meridian City Council hopes $2.5 million from city coffers will convince ITD to build new bridge over I-84

The City of Meridian is allocating more than $2 million to a “regionally important” bridge over I-84 to connect Linder Rd.  Meridian City Council approved...

A developer wanted to scale back promised road improvements for foothills homes. ACHD said no

A developer’s request to switch up plans for improving the road up to the Warm Springs Mesa got unanimously shot down by the Ada...

Boise pushing ahead on bus rapid transit for State Street, other improvements

The pandemic kept lots of workers off of the roads on their morning commute, but planning for better public transit service in Boise isn’t...

COMPASS: High-capacity transit has public support in Treasure Valley

In January, BoiseDev gave you an in-depth look at the possibility of a light rail from Caldwell to Boise. For over a decade, the...