The Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is hosting an open house to collect public input on three possible locations for a new intermodal facility. The open house is Thursday, June 25 from 4-7 p.m. at the office of KMPO's consultant, The Land Group, Inc., 611 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene. Because it is an open house format, there will be no formal presentation. Members of the public can drop by anytime during the meeting hours.
Since February, KMPO has been conducting a Transit Center Location Study to identify a location for an intermodal facility to be used by public transportation providers such as Citylink, Greyhound, Kootenai Area Transportation Service (KATS-LINK), North Idaho Community Express (NICE), and others. The transit center would serve as a park & ride and transfer hub for bus riders as well as a starting point for pedestrians and bicyclists using area trails.
Since 2005, the Riverstone development in Coeur d'Alene has been used as a park & ride and transfer location for Citylink routes. Last year, Citylink was notified that the original Riverstone property would no longer be available for transit use. This news started discussions as to the need for a centralized and permanent transit center.
KMPO staff and consultants have since been meeting with developers, property owners, real estate professionals, and local agencies to develop, then narrow down, a list of potential sites.
Three preferred locations have been identified and will be presented to members of the public at Thursday's open house. Attendees will then be asked for input on their preferred location for a transit center.
For questions, call KMPO at 1-800-698-1927 or go to www.kmpo.net
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