Thursday, June 26, 2014

Idaho Interstate Speeds Increase Next Week

Got a lead foot? Then head east. Starting next Tuesday, July 1, the speed limit on Idaho's interstate highways increases to 80 miles per hour!

While many drivers in the Gem State are rejoicing, not everyone is happy with the decision to jack up the speed limit, and some imply it may not even have been done legally. The Idaho State Journal tells us why.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

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