The Idaho Transportation Department will meet with freight stakeholders across the state this September to collect feedback and update its freight plan.
The Idaho State Freight Plan identifies how ITD will strategically invest state and federal funding in infrastructure to increase the safety, capacity and efficiency of the freight system for the benefit of the Idaho economy.
The document analyzes the needs and issues in Idaho, details policies and strategies to overcome them, identifies critical freight corridors and lists projects to be funded. These projects are supported by approximately $10 million of federal funding each year.
Freight stakeholders utilize infrastructure on a daily basis for basic operations and produce, ship/receive or transport the majority of goods within the state. Such industries include: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, mining, utilities, construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade and transportation and warehousing. Those who would like to participate in the process should contact Scott Luekenga at (208) 334-8057 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get details on the available times and locations.
Participants will be guided through a 30-minute survey based on their industry. They are invited to engage in person at the following events:
- Lewiston on Sept. 2
- Blackfoot on Sept. 16
- Twin Falls on Sept. 21
Virtual opportunities will also be accommodated through the end of September. Another round of public comment is expected in spring 2022 to review the updated plan.