Way paved for transportation bill

Transportation legislation passed at end of session BOISE — After two amendments, the formation of a rare conference committee and weeks of testimonies, a comprehensive transportation bill was sent to the governor’s desk at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, effectively marking the end of the 2015 legislative session. The bill would raise about $94.1 million to support……

Paving solutions to transportation crisis

Legislature rolls out an arsenal of bills to combat transportation deficiencies BOISE — A trio of bills introduced by Idaho Republican representatives Wednesday seek to fund construction on Idaho’s deteriorating transportation system following the Idaho Transportation Department deeming 700 state and local bridges as “structurally deficient.” Another 25 percent is expected to hit this status……

Holiday break bus

To help students travel safely for spring break, the University of Idaho’s Dean of Students Office offers the holiday break bus service, transportation for students to parts of Idaho and Oregon. The office provides a chartered bus to transport UI and Washington State University students to the Portland and Vancouver areas by way of the……

Funding transportation improvements

Bill proposes tax increase on gas, vehicle registration BOISE — Increased prices on fuel and vehicle registration, and new fees on electric and hybrid cars are all components of a bill Rep. Joe Palmer, R-Meridian introduced Monday that he said would be a “complete overhaul” of the way transportation is funded in Idaho.

Travel SMART

SMART Transit offers bus rides around Moscow Although only a few miles wide, the transportation options in Moscow were limited in 2004. The transit system needed an upgrade, one that would fit the small town atmosphere. Enter SMART Transit.

Counting the alternatives

Collecting data on any subject can be difficult, but volunteers for the City of Moscow sponsored event iCount assisted in the collection of information on residents’ use of alternative transportation and made the task a little less daunting.