The Bannock Transportation Planning Organization Serves the Communities of Pocatello, Chubbuck and Northern Bannock County

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About BTPO

The Bannock Planning Organization (BTPO) is a non-profit association created by local governments for the purpose of conducting long-range transportation planning. Only governments or governmental agencies may be members of the association.

The purposes for which this association exists are to conduct and/or coordinate various planning services, activities and functions of, and for, the parties.  Learn More...

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BTPO is updating the Public Participation Plan (PPP). The Public Participation Plan aims to develop procedures that offer stakeholders and the general public opportunities to participate in the planning process. The strategies to involve the public and other stakeholders include many steps.

BTPO invites you to review the Draft Public Participation Plan and provide recommendations and comments. The public comment period is from February 15, 2024, to April 15, 2024.

The Public Participation Plan is available on our website or by this link.
www.bannockplanning.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Draft-Public-Participation-Plan.pdf

Submit your comments:

Email: Mori@bannockplanning.org
Mail: BTPO, PO Box 6129, Pocatello, Idaho 83205
Phone: 208 233-9322
Comments must be received by Monday, April 15, 2024.
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BTPO is updating the Public Participation Plan (PPP). The Public Participation Plan aims to develop procedures that offer stakeholders and the general public opportunities to participate in the planning process.  The strategies to involve the public and other stakeholders include many steps.
BTPO invites you to review the Draft Public Participation Plan and provide recommendations and comments. The public comment period is from February 15, 2024, to April 15, 2024.
The Public Participation Plan is available on our website or by this link.
https://www.bannockplanning.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Draft-Public-Participation-Plan.pdf
Submit your comments:
Email: Mori@bannockplanning.org
Mail: BTPO, PO Box 6129, Pocatello, Idaho 83205
Phone: 208 233-9322
Comments must be received by Monday, April 15, 2024.

BTPO Awarded $1.3 Million SMART Grant to Enhance Road Safety & Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Bannock Transportation Planning Organization (BTPO) a $1.3 million SMART (Strengthen Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation) Grant on September 15, 2023. The SMART Grant will fund a cooperative project to install sensor-based traffic monitoring (smart traffic signals) across the Yellowstone Corridor (US-91/I-15B). The Yellowstone Corridor Project was one of 59 grants that USDOT awarded nationwide.

In order to maximize traffic flow and pedestrian safety improvements, BTPO is partnering with the City of Pocatello, the City of Chubbuck, and the Idaho Transportation Department to integrate smart traffic signals at 19 traffic signals and three automatic traffic recorders from the 4th/5th couplet at Humbolt St north to Chubbuck Rd. A smart traffic signal optimizes traffic flow autonomously by analyzing real-time data on vehicles, trucks, pedestrians, and bicycles passing through an intersection.

Mori Byington, BTPO’s Planning Director, is excited to be involved in this project, which is committed to improving safety and reducing traffic congestion locally. The project is also expected to improve traffic signals throughout the valley by collecting data, monitoring, and evaluating these new technologies over the next 18 months.
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BTPO Awarded $1.3 Million SMART Grant to Enhance Road Safety & Efficiency
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Bannock Transportation Planning Organization (BTPO) a $1.3 million SMART (Strengthen Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation) Grant on September 15, 2023.  The SMART Grant will fund a cooperative project to install sensor-based traffic monitoring (smart traffic signals) across the Yellowstone Corridor (US-91/I-15B).  The Yellowstone Corridor Project was one of 59 grants that USDOT awarded nationwide. 
In order to maximize traffic flow and pedestrian safety improvements, BTPO is partnering with the City of Pocatello, the City of Chubbuck, and the Idaho Transportation Department to integrate smart traffic signals at 19 traffic signals and three automatic traffic recorders from the 4th/5th couplet at Humbolt St north to Chubbuck Rd.  A smart traffic signal optimizes traffic flow autonomously by analyzing real-time data on vehicles, trucks, pedestrians, and bicycles passing through an intersection. 
Mori Byington, BTPO’s Planning Director, is excited to be involved in this project, which is committed to improving safety and reducing traffic congestion locally.  The project is also expected to improve traffic signals throughout the valley by collecting data, monitoring, and evaluating these new technologies over the next 18 months.

Draft 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
Public Comment Period
Comments can be received until October 1, 2023.
Visit our website for more details www.bannockplanning.org/2050-metropolitan-transportation-plan-and-conformity-determination-public...
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Draft 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan 
Public Comment Period 
Comments can be received until October 1, 2023.
Visit our website for more details https://www.bannockplanning.org/2050-metropolitan-transportation-plan-and-conformity-determination-public-comment/
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Aerial view of Center St and I-15, Pocatello, Idaho