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The Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan The Bannock Transportation Planning Organization (BTPO) is seeking the professional services of a consultant to perform the activities outlined in the attached Request for Proposals (RFP) to update the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Read More…
The Bannock Transportation Planning Organization, in cooperation with the Idaho Transportation Department, is announcing a Call for Projects for Federal Fiscal Year 2025 through Federal Fiscal Year 2027. Who: Eligible Recipients included local government authorities, private non-profit organizations, operators of Read More…
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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. ... See MoreSee Less
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... ... See MoreSee Less