About KMPO:

 

 

KMPO AUTHORIZATION

KMPO is the federally mandated and designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for all of Kootenai County. Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) was formed in 2003 to meet a federal mandate that was triggered when the areas of Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls and Hayden exceeded a combined population of 50,000. The purpose of KMPO is to provide coordinated, cooperative and continuous transportation planning for Kootenai County.

Regional transportation planning requires an understanding of the past, recognition of current conditions, and the ability to provide an economically achievable, environmentally balanced, and consumer-friendly transportation system that enables the region to reach its full potential. KMPO provides a coordinated planning effort between the public, cities, small towns, the county, highway districts, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.

What does KMPO provide?

Coordinated ~ Cooperative~ Continuous Transportation Planning for Kootenai County~

Regional transportation planning requires an understanding of the past, recognition of current conditions, and the ability to provide an economically achievable, environmentally balanced, and consumer-friendly transportation system that enables the region to reach its full potential. KMPO provides a coordinated planning effort between the public, cities, small towns, the county, highway districts, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.

How Does KMPO Operate?

KMPO is located in Coeur d'Alene, ID and is the MPO for Kootenai County. The KMPO Director and staff maintain day-to-day operational and administrative needs. The KMPO Board oversees the KMPO operations. KMPO also has a technical transportation committee, KCATT, which meets monthly to discuss and advise the KMPO Board on technical transportation issues. For more information on the KMPO board or KCATT see Boards and Committees.

 

Kootenai County, Idaho

 

Kootenai County is bordered by Spokane County on the West, Bonner County to the North, Shoshone County to the East and Benewah County to the South. Kootenai County is approximately 1310 sq. miles in total area with 70 sq. miles of water, 245,000 acres of National Forest and 33,000 sq. miles of State timberland.