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Meridian is growing faster than public transit. Funding is a key obstacle

As the City of Meridian grows, traffic conditions continue to get busier. City council member Luke Cavener said one way traffic can be combated...

Boise inks deal with Amazon for air cargo facility with millions in infrastructure improvements

Amazon is coming to both your doorstep and the Boise Airport.  On Tuesday, Boise City Council unanimously approved an agreement to lease 150,000 square feet...

Growth brings increased complaints about traffic. But cities like Meridian say they can’t just stop new construction

Like many cities in the Treasure Valley, the City of Meridian has seen significant growth. According to the U.S. Census, in 2010, Meridian had...

Top ITD official skeptical of unconventional intersection on Eagle Road before public input poured in

Construction was already underway at the intersection of Eagle Road and Highway 44 when the Idaho Department of Transportation shifted gears.  Heading into 2021, ITD...

The pandemic decreased bus ridership. Officials make changes, hope to boost alternative options

COVID-19 and remote work gave commuting in Boise a serious shakeup in 2020, but local transportation officials are still working on new ways to...

Boise’s first canal pathway project coming near Capital High School

The West Bench is getting a new paved pathway connecting two parks and hundreds of homes.  During her State of the City address last week,...

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...