MERIDIAN — In 2018, the city of Meridian’s transportation priorities list, which it sends to the Ada County Highway District annually, showed as its 20th priority an overpass at Linder Road over Interstate 84.
Stretching roughly 3.1 million miles, rural roads comprise 80% of all U.S. road miles, according to a 2017 U.S. Department of Transportation report.
The Idaho Press asked readers to respond to two questions about about transportation in the Treasure Valley:
BOISE — Since 2018, electronic scooters have become increasingly popular in cities across the country. To some, they are an innovative alternative to cars. To others, however, they represent a dangerous trend in transportation technology that threatens Americans with disabilities.
Hello, my name is Clint Gardner and I have been a ValleyRide bus operator for Valley Regional Transit since February 2013. Over the years, I have heard both complaints and compliments from various riders on the bus. I have been asked to put forth my opinion regarding the future transit needs…
BOISE — The Treasure Valley isn’t known for a plethora of public transportation options, but there are more ways to get around without a car than you might think.
What should the Treasure Valley’s No. 1 transportation priority be over the next 10 to 20 years? And why?
Truck drivers have a name for the roughly 30 miles of highway between Caldwell and Micron’s southeast Boise location: they call it the “dirty 30.”
NAMPA — Construction on Interstate 84 in Nampa is expected to last through most of 2020, according to Idaho Transportation Department officials.
MERIDIAN — The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho, or COMPASS, does not own public buses or build roads. It is not responsible for constructing a bridge in Nampa or filling potholes on Boise roads or widening Interstate 84 to ease congestion.
The number one need I see is simple: safety for bicycle riders. We hear from a wide range of ages and ability, "I do not feel safe on the roads."
This is a true story about a woman who is currently staying at Interfaith Sanctuary Shelter. We will call her Maggie to protect her identity but want to share her story to help capture the challenges our guests face every day as they work to find employment and housing.
As our valley’s population grows at a mind-blowing rate, a big question on a lot of our minds is, ‘How are we all going to get from A to B?’
Some of the more creative answers to transportation problems might be found in some of the Treasure Valley's more obvious physical features: irrigation canals.
Response times for the largest police agencies in Ada County remain consistent despite the increased road congestion due to the area's tremendous growth over the past few years.
From 2014 to 2018, 61 people were injured in 231 crashes at the intersection of Overland and Cole roads — the highest number of crashes and injuries of any intersection in Ada County. During the same time period, the intersection of Nampa-Caldwell and Midland boulevards saw the most crashes …
When it comes to transportation needs in the Treasure Valley, Idaho's congressional delegation believes local organizations are best suited to identify those necessary projects as the area continues to grow.
The Treasure Valley is experiencing a major shortfall in transportation funding that is affecting the timeline of necessary projects, and the deficit is only expected to increase.
With a 650,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center set to open in Nampa in the fall, drivers should expect some significant changes coming to the roads surrounding the site.
Lights, traffic and another long commute.
Growth's strain on the Treasure Valley's infrastructure, and the frustrations and headaches that has caused, has spurred everyday residents to step up to help solve the problem.
The darkness of a winter evening is a sudden switch from the bright, cold light of day. But while driving at night on rural highways in the middle of the big pine forests, an even more sudden appearance can wander slowly out of the treeline, and this one has the kind of weight behind it that…