Two public transportation advisory groups to meet
Two groups that provide recommendations and guidance on public transportation issues in Idaho will meet in Boise this week.
The Interagency Working Group (IWG), a coalition of state agencies and organizations, will review coordination of Idaho's mobility options Tuesday and Wednesday.
The I-way Coordination Workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Joe R. Williams Building, 700 W. State St. in Boise.
Agenda items include an I-way coordination process review, a panel discussion on generating mobility coordination opportunities and relationships, a presentation about Washington's experiences with mobility coordination, and breakout sessions.
IWG's mission is to provide leadership in developing coordinated, responsible and integrated public transportation systems in Idaho.
The Public Transportation Advisory Council (PTAC) will review award criteria for two federal programs and set funding recommendations for 2011 public transportation grants on Monday.
The meeting will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at ITD's East Annex Conference Room, 3293 Jordan St. in Boise.
The group will discuss criteria for awarding Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom funds for public transportation services. The council also will review district funding allocation recommendations and finalize all funding allocation recommendations.
The meeting is open to the public.
PTAC's mission is to foster public transportation for all Idahoans across the statewide transportation system by working to increase local and intercity services.
For more information about either of the two meetings, contact ITD's Division of Public Transportation at (208) 334-8281.