Idaho board tours Aeronautics facility at airport
The Idaho Transportation Board prepared for its last business (Jan. 19, 20) meeting by making a side trip to the Division of Aeronautics facilities located at the Boise Municipal Airport and an informal visit with the five-member Aeronautics Advisory Board.
Every year, the Transportation Board is briefed on aviation activities throughout the state. The tour of Aeronautics and meeting with the advisory group provided valuable background information on the state’s aeronautics system.
While there, board members received information on the following:
Other board discussion
Project advances to FY11 Highway Development Program
The board approved the list of recommended projects for funding. The list emphasizes mobility, economic growth and safety by forwarding existing projects that are already in the Highway Development Program. The projects also preserve and restore pavement conditions, improve safety and likely could be advertised in time to be under construction this fiscal year.
Early Development (ED) program policy
Projects placed in the ED Program are to be in line with the department’s investment strategies. The policy outlines a number of guidelines.
Development costs in the program shall not exceed $300,000 per District per year. The total estimated unfunded construction costs of all projects in the program shall be limited to $120 million at any time, with each district limited to no more than $20 million in estimated construction costs.
Projects funded in the ED program shall be clearly depicted as unfunded for construction. The ED Program shall be updated and approved by the board annually. Before a district begins development on any project within the program, the district will prepare a financial/scope/schedule document for board approval, identifying that the proposed project fits within the funding constraints. The projects must have active delivery and cost schedules, which will be presented to the board annually for approval.