like many states across the country, has reached a critical point in the management
of its complex transportation system. Explosive growth, increasing demand, soaring
construction costs, and shrinking revenue projections beg for a solution. Expectations
are high, but our ability to meet those expectations is declining. It is clear
we cannot continue to travel this road without significant change.
is the conclusion of people from all walks of life in Idaho who came together
in 2004 for the Forum on Transportation Investment. Their purpose was to discuss
the future of Idaho’s transportation system and explore new ways of funding
improvements that are desperately needed.
must respond to the increasing needs of a growing economy and a growing population.
We cannot afford to wait any longer. That is why the Idaho Transportation Department
is engaging in a statewide effort to explain our revenue needs and begin serious
discussions about how we can address them.
you to become part of the process by reviewing the following information.
K. Lowe, P.E.
Director, Idaho Transportation Department