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Transportation Program


Here you’ll find information about funding, contacts for getting involved in transportation decision-making processes and transportation projects in planning, design, and construction phases throughout Idaho.

Quick Reference for Tabs (above)

  • TECM – Overview of the Transportation Expansion & Congestion Mitigation Program
  • ITIP – Approved Idaho Transportation Investment Program, seven-year plan
  • STIP – State Transportation Improvement Program, seven-year plan in federal format
  • HDA – Highway Distribution Account, revenue data
  • Advisory Boards – Eight transportation-related advisory groups
  • MPOs – Metropolitan Planning Organizations, five MPOs in Idaho
  • Local Roads – County and city highway districts information, forms and resources
    • LHTAC – Local Highway Technical Assistance Council
  • Idaho Transportation Board – Seven-member Idaho board

Public meetingPublic involvement is the keystone to building and maintaining a successful transportation system. To achieve that success means spending as much time listening and learning as teaching and telling. The Idaho Transportation Department is committed to creating for all Idahoans, a transportation system that meets the needs of the 21st century.

Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) – Reporting mechanisms for strategic objectives
• Federal Funding Legislation – The FAST Act – Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act

The Idaho Transportation Board is comprised of seven citizens appointed by the Idaho Governor and confirmed by the Idaho Senate. The transportation board is authorized to control, supervise, and administer the Idaho Transportation Department.

One of the board’s critical roles is to select and fund statewide transportation projects. Improving and properly funding Idaho’s infrastructure is a key component of Governor Brad Little’s vision to strengthen and diversify the state’s economy. Without a strong, efficient transportation system, this will not be possible.

The Idaho Transportation Board recognizes the link between the state’s economy and transportation investments. From moving freight and agricultural goods, to meeting the needs of commuters, and improving our transit system for all modes of transportation in our growing state, the board’s goal is to provide a safe, mobility-focused transportation system that moves at the speed of business and drives economic opportunity.

The Idaho Transportation Department staff makes recommendations and the board selects projects based on engineering, safety and economic analyses. The board’s goals are to increase the safety and efficiency of how people travel and goods are transported, generate jobs and business revenue and grow Idaho’s gross domestic product. Although the economy is a vital component of the department’s efforts, safety will not be compromised for economic opportunity.

My personal goal as board chairman is to give good strategic guidance to the department and make sure it provides outstanding customer service as it maintains and improves our roadways, administers motor vehicles services and maintains our remote airstrips. We will do all of this while keeping our mission of “your safety, your mobility and your economic opportunity” as the foundation for decision making.

As we help shape the future of transportation in Idaho, we rely on input from citizens, nearly a dozen transportation advisory boards, state legislators, regulators, other government agencies, and the Governor. Ultimately, the transportation system belongs to the citizens of Idaho and travelers who depend on it to carry them safely across our great state.

Board Chairman Bill MoadBill Moad
Idaho Transportation Board

Idaho Transportation Board Meeting Schedule

Highways, aviation, rail and public transportation needs are all taken into consideration when planning Idaho’s transportation future. Traffic patterns and congestion, land-use issues, safety and preservation of freight rail lines are all important. The transportation department’s planning specialists work closely with local governments, regional planning organizations, the state’s leadership and the public to respond to these needs.

Vital role of public comment
Public comment is an especially critical step in reaching decisions. The transportation department actively seeks the public’s advice throughout the planning, designing, construction and operation of a project.

Not content with just having people come to public hearings, the transportation department goes where the people are. Some of the methods used to obtain public involvement include:

  • Reaching rural and metropolitan communities through numerous corridor studies, which include: Interstate 84 Corridor Study; Interstate 84 – Orchard to Gowen Planning Improvements Study (completed); U.S. 20 Corridor Study (completed); U.S. 26; U.S. 91; U.S. 30; U.S. 75; Snake River Crossing Study (completed) and U.S. 95.
  • Distributing information about the WYE Interchange Reconstruction Project at local malls and other areas with heavy traffic, such as Edward’s Cinemas.
  • Weekly public meetings for major construction projects such as the WYE and Franklin Interchange projects.
  • Setting up informational booths at public events, such as the Eastern Idaho Fair in Blackfoot, the Twin Falls County Fair in Filer and a transportation fair in Pocatello.
  • Providing an easy-to-use Statewide Transportation Improvement Program booklet for review and public comment.
  • Meeting with Native American tribal governments, civic groups and clubs.
  • Attending annual meetings for the associations of cities, counties and highway districts.
  • Participating with local planning agencies in their public involvement efforts.
  • Include public comment from mail, e-mail, and internet interaction for people who can’t attend Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) public meetings.
  • Bringing public information and comment opportunities to the Internet. These sites provide 24-hour access to project information for citizens who can’t make it to public meetings, as well as allowing them a forum for questions and comments.

Implementing policy
The Transportation Board appoints the transportation department’s director and delegates certain powers. The director in turn delegates authority and responsibility for performing work to transportation department managers.

Policies are recommended to the Idaho Transportation Board by transportation department staff and eight advisory boards and committees.

In 2006, the Idaho State Legislature approved the use of Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) bonds to fund high-priority transportation projects throughout the state. This historic legislation resulted in an unprecedented number of highway improvement projects in Idaho.

In response to ongoing transportation funding needs, the Idaho Legislature in 2017 approved an additional $300 million in GARVEE bonds. The Idaho Transportation Board authorized the following projects:

I-84, Caldwell to Meridian Corridor

US-95, Garwood to Sagle Corridor

GARVEE Program History

The original GARVEE bill identified 13 high-priority corridors throughout the state, but through an evaluation and prioritization processes only six of the corridors were advanced. Through the GARVEE program, 35 new bridges, 14 new or improved interchanges, and 119 miles of highway expansion were completed on these six corridors. GARVEE bonds in the amount of $857 million were used to fund these projects.

NEPA is the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. It is primarily a procedural statute (40 CFR sec 1500) for decision-making during federal actions. The statute assures that proper technical, economic, and environmental analysis are performed. For additional information go to the Environmental section of this website.

What Does NEPA Require of Agencies?

  • Directs federal agencies to use a systematic, interdisciplinary approach while evaluating environmental factors during the planning process of a federal action
  • Involves widespread coordination, review, and disclosure with other agencies and the public
  • Documents the environmental analysis process in plain language for the decision-maker and the public.

What are the three types of NEPA documents?

Categorical Exclusion (Cat Ex)

  • Minimal anticipated impacts
  • A simple/programmatic processes anticipated

Environmental Assessment (EA)

  • Unsure if significant impacts
  • Evaluation of key resources

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

  • Significant Impacts
  • More detailed evaluation


Leading Idaho with Transportation
To address Idaho’s rapid growth and aging infrastructure, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is supporting Governor Brad Little’s, “Leading Idaho with Transportation” initiative to make investments in critical state priorities. ITD will receive additional funds through the Transportation Expansion and Congestion Mitigation (TECM) program to accelerate corridors that are critical to enhance safety, mobility, and to sustain Idaho’s strong economy into the future.

Governor Little’s “Leading Idaho” vision allows ITD to take a deliberate approach to advance and develop projects within the corridors that will positively impact communities across the state for years to come. Focusing on project readiness will give the Transportation Board the flexibility to approve projects that address Idaho’s rapid growth issues with either the (TECM) funds or other state or federal funding that becomes available in the future.

The TECM program was created by the Idaho Legislature in 2017. Lawmakers added the ability to also use TECM funding to bond for projects in 2019. The combination of pay-as-you-go and bond proceeds could reach approximately $1.6 billion for critical transportation improvements to address Idaho’s rapid growth. The first series of bonds will be sold next spring to pay for bid-ready construction projects, such as SH-16 and US-20/26, and could potentially include other projects as approved by the Board within the next year (2022).

Using the TECM fund for bonding will accelerate the construction of critical transportation infrastructure that would otherwise take many years to build – and is a hedge against inflation. ITD will secure bonds with a pledge of future state sales tax transfer and the Idaho Housing and Finance Association will sell bonds on ITDs behalf on an as-needed basis. This will ensure that funds are available for the duration of the contract while limiting interest costs.

Transportation Expansion & Congestion Mitigation (TECM) Program

TECM and other Corridors


Leading Idaho with Transportation



HDA Revenue

Highway Distribution Account (HDA)

Quarterly Payments from the Highway Distribution Account (HDA) to Local Government Agencies

  • The FY21 file contains four sections (five pages each) for a total of 20 pages.
    • The first section (orange) is the distribution of HDA revenue by jurisdiction
    • The second section (blue) is the new (HB312) revenue by jurisdiction
    • The third section (green) is the new General fund revenue by jurisdiction
    • The final section is the total distribution (HDA + HB312) revenue by jurisdiction
  • 2021 HDA Payments to Local Governments

Advisory Boards

In order to make wise decisions that truly represent the needs of Idahoans, the transportation department relies heavily on the expertise of advisory boards and professional organizations. The following groups meet regularly and make recommendations to ITD staff and the Idaho Transportation Board.

The five-member Aeronautics Advisory Board advises the transportation department staff and the Idaho Transportation Board on aviation issues. Members of the Aeronautics Advisory Board are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Idaho Senate to serve staggered three-year terms. The members represent one of five geographic regions of the state. No more than two members may be of the same political party.

• See the Division of Aeronautics web page for more information.

The Idaho Automobile Dealers Advisory Board advises the transportation department in administering and enforcing the Motor Vehicle Dealer and Salesman Licensing Act. The governor appoints seven members for three-year terms.

Meeting Information for the Idaho Automobile Dealers Advisory Board

Agenda for April 7, 2022 Idaho Automobile Dealers Advisory Board Meeting


Members of the Idaho Automobile Dealers Advisory Board

Member NameContact Information
Bobby Petersen
Grant Petersen

The ICAR Board was established pursuant to §49-1608C, Idaho Code. The Board is composed of the Dealer Advisory Board, plus the Director of the Idaho Transportation Department or his designee. The ICAR Board has oversight over the Idaho Consumer Asset Recovery Fund and is used to address claims and payouts.

Meeting Information for the Idaho Consumer Asset Recovery (ICAR) Board

Agenda for December 15, 2021 ICAR Meeting

The Idaho Traffic Safety Commission reviews traffic safety issues, promotes local and state cooperation, recommends programs for federal aid and supports accident prevention. The commission consists of 15 members including the chairs of the Idaho Senate Transportation Committee and the House Transportation and Defense Committee.

The Public Transportation Advisory Council advises the Idaho Transportation Board on public transportation issues. It is comprised of six members appointed by the Idaho Transportation Board. Members are appointed for staggered, three-year terms.

See the Public Transportation web page for more information.

The Public Transportation Interagency Working Group assists the transportation department in analyzing public transportation needs, identifies areas for coordination and develops strategies for eliminating procedural and regulatory barriers.

See the Public Transportation web page for more information.

This 15-member committee advises the transportation board about scenic byway issues, including scenic byway eligibility, establishment and support. Members represent federal, state and tourism interest. There is no fixed term for members or restrictions on the number of members. The committee meets four times annually in Boise.

With the completion of the highway needs study and the dissolution of the Local Highway Needs Assessment Council (LHNAC), the Technology Transfer Center Advisory Committee was created. The members will help guide and direct the policies and activities of the Idaho Technology Transfer Center.

Trucking Advisory Council Meetings and Agendas

2022• Agenda - March 17, 2022
2021• Agenda - November 18, 2021• Agenda - August 11, 2021•Agenda - February 18, 2021
• Agenda - May 19, 2021
2020• Agenda - November 18, 2020• Agenda - August 13, 2020• Agenda - February 26, 2020
2019• Agenda - December 12, 2019• Agenda - September 18, 2019
• Agenda - May 15, 2019
• Agenda - Feb. 20, 2019
Minutes - Feb. 20, 2019
Freight Presentation
2018Agenda - September 13, 2018
Minutes - September 13, 2018
Freight Presentation
Agenda - April 11, 2018
Minutes - April 11, 2018
Rule 39.03.01
Rule 39.03.04
Rule 39.03.09
Rule 39.03.11
Rule 39.03.12
Rule 39.03.16
Rule 39.03.22
Rule 39.03.24
Clear Roads Application Matrix
Freight Presentation
Legislative Update
House Bill No. 655
Snow Fighters Qualified Products List
Winter Operations Presentation
2017Agenda - December 14, 2017
Minutes - December 14, 2017
Freight Presentation
Agenda - October 12, 2017
Minutes - October 12, 2017
Freight Presentation
ITD Winter Maintenance
2016Agenda - December 14, 2016
Minutes - December 14, 2016
Rule 39.03.06
Rule 39.03.12
Rule 39.03.15
Rule 39.03.22
Rule 39.03.23
Freight Update
Round About Meeting
Round About Presentation
Round About Alternatives
Round About Alternatives 129k
Agenda - September 21, 2016
Minutes - September 21, 2016
Rule 39.03.06
Rule 39.03.11
Rule 39.03.12
Rule 39.03.15
Rule 39.03.22
Rule 39.03.23
Bicycle Route Information
Agenda - April 16, 2016
Minutes - April 16, 2016
Driver Records Presentation
Driver Record Dashboard
2015Agenda - December 17, 2015Agenda - April 30, 2015
Minutes - April 30, 2015
511 Presentation
Sheriff Bulletin, 4-16-2015
2015 Legislative Update

  • The seven-member council recommends highway improvements and advises the board on laws and rules that affect Idaho trucking operations and safety issues.

Chairman | East Idaho
John Pocock | 453 Business Loop, Sugar City, ID 83448 | Phone: 208-359-1401 |

North Idaho – District 1

Frank Buell
621 S 4th Street
St Maries, ID 83861
Phone: 208-245-2501

North-Central Idaho – District 2

Tim Christopherson
120 Pine Court
Kamiah, ID 83536
Phone: 208-827-0621

Southwest Idaho – District 3

Tony Black
29015 Hot Springs Road
Bruneau, ID 83604
Phone: 208-845-2602
Cell: 208-599-1318

South-Central Idaho – District 4

Kevin Iversen
4057 N 2250 E
Filer, ID 83328
Phone: 208-734-8050

Southeast Idaho – District 5

Dave McNabb
PO Box C
Pocatello, ID 83205
Phone: 208-243-1694

East Idaho – District 6

Troy Thurgood
125 E 1st N
Rexburg, ID 83440
Office: 208-372-8725


Metropolitan Planning Organization, commonly referred to as an MPO, is an association of local agencies that coordinate transportation planning and development activities within a metropolitan area. Establishment of an MPO is required by law in urban areas with populations of more than 50,000 in order for the area to use federal transportation funding. MPOs are designed to ensure coordination and cooperation among the various jurisdictions that oversee transportation within the urban area.

MPO decision-making is guided by:

  • A policy board, generally comprised of local elected officials and public agency officials who administer or operate major modes of transportation, and
  • A technical advisory group of professional planners and engineers who are often employees of the same agencies.

An MPO is not a level of government; however, the MPO has effective control over transportation improvements within the area since a project must be a part of the MPO’s adopted long-range plan and be placed in their Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) in order to receive federal funding.

MPOs in Idaho – Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Documents and Contact Information

Bannock Transportation Planning Organization (BTPO)
Southeast Idaho MPO
Mori Byington, Director
P.O. Box 6129 | 214 E. Center | Pocatello, ID 83205
(208) 233-9322 |

Bonneville Metropolitan Planning Organization (BMPO)
East Idaho MPO
Darrell West, Director
1810 W. Broadway, Suite 15 | Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
(208) 612-8530 |

Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS)
Southwest Idaho MPO
Matt Stoll, Executive Director
800 S. Industry Way, Suite 100 | Meridian, Idaho 83642
(208) 855-2558 |

Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO)
North Idaho MPO
Glenn Miles, Executive Director
250 Northwest Blvd. Suite 209 | Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
(208) 930-4164 |

Lewis-Clark Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (LCVMPO)
North-Central Idaho MPO
Shannon Grow, Director
P. O. Box 759 | Asotin, WA 99402
(208) 553-7506 |


Local Roads



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