Bannock Transportation Planning Organization

Bannock Transportation Planning Organization This page provides public information on the activities and projects or the Bannock Transportation Planning Organization.
Bannock Transportation Planning Organization is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Pocatello/Chubbuck Metropolitan Area. BTPO has been an MPO since 1982. Located in Pocatello, Idaho, BTPO is focused on establishing a comprehensive, coordinated, and continuing transportation planning process. BTPO provides a regional forum to address transportation and air quality planning issues. BTPO also works to ensure that the identification and implementation of transportation projects are identified and coordinated by local, state, and federal agencies, and the general public. BTPO serves the communities of Pocatello, Chubbuck and Northern Bannock County.

The Bannock Planning Organization (BTPO) is a non-profit association created by local governments for the purpose of conducting long-range transportation planning. Only governments or governmental agencies may be members of the association. The purposes for which this association exists are to conduct and/or coordinate various planning services, activities and functions of, and for, the parties. These may include preparations, reviews and/or recommendations of plans, policies and programs related to planning and regulatory responsibilities for: Transportation planning; Transportation Improvement Program (project selection); Air quality planning; Population and employment projections; Such other purposes and authorities consistent with the conduct of planning services for members or in the pursuit and/or performance of cooperative agreements for regional planning as hereinafter provided.

07/02/2019
Pocatello Regional Transit has a great summer program for youth to get to activities this summer.
06/04/2019

Pocatello Regional Transit has a great summer program for youth to get to activities this summer.

04/22/2019

Spring is here and bicycles will be on the road. Remember to Share the Road.

Portneuf Environmental Fair is April 20th. Mark your calendar, you do not want to miss it.  Get a closer parking space a...
04/08/2019

Portneuf Environmental Fair is April 20th. Mark your calendar, you do not want to miss it. Get a closer parking space and help the environment by riding your bicycle to the event. #pvef2019

03/11/2019
Bannock Transportation Planning Organization's cover photo
03/07/2019

Bannock Transportation Planning Organization's cover photo

Idaho Walk Bike Alliance
02/25/2019

Idaho Walk Bike Alliance

We expect H76, Electric-assisted bicycles to be heard in the Senate Transportation Committee tomorrow, Tuesday February 26 at 1:30PM. This bill would leave access decisions for specific trail, sidewalk, and bike path use to individual jurisdictions and landowners, but would add clarity to Idaho Code by classifying these bikes into the three Bicycle classes to which the industry already adheres. Please send an email to committee members TODAY telling them to support H76 or please join Idaho Walk Bike Alliance at the committee meeting if you can to show your support for electric-assist bicycles tomorrow, Tuesday, February 26 at 1:30PM, WW53.

Bannock Transportation Planning Organization (BTPO) will hold a public open house on Tuesday, March 5 to collect feedbac...
02/25/2019
MTP 2045

Bannock Transportation Planning Organization (BTPO) will hold a public open house on Tuesday, March 5 to collect feedback from the public as it updates the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).

The open house will be held at the Pocatello City Hall, 911 North 7th Avenue, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. The open house format will allow individuals to view information and visit with project staff anytime between those hours.

The MTP provides a twenty-year approach to identify transportation problems in the region and provide a guide to potential solutions. The BTPO planning area runs from Portneuf Gap north along the Pocatello and Bannock Mountain ranges until it reaches the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. It is just over 100 square miles and includes the Cities of Pocatello and Chubbuck.

If you cannot attend the public meeting on March 5, BTPO has set up an online survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9D33NLK) and an online commenting map (https://communityremarks.com/bannock/) to make it easy and convenient for the public to provide feedback on this important transportation plan.

Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.

The Bannock Transportation Planning Organization (BTPO) is announcing that the Draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan ...
01/25/2019

The Bannock Transportation Planning Organization (BTPO) is announcing that the Draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is now available for public comment. The draft Master Plan combines the three current non-motorized plans. Connectivity, removal of barriers, and improved safety are the focus areas of the Master Plan.
For more information on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and to provide feedback:

https://bannockplanning.org/transportation-studies-widget/
biycle-pedestrian-plan-update/

The Biking and Walking Survey closes on October 26, 2018.  This survey is sponsored by Bannock Transportation Planning O...
10/18/2018

The Biking and Walking Survey closes on October 26, 2018. This survey is sponsored by Bannock Transportation Planning Organization, City of Pocatello, NeighborWorks Pocatello, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and Portneuf Greenway Foundation. This survey is funded by Portneuf Health Trust.

BTPO's parklet is up and already have our first participants #parkingday2018.
09/21/2018

BTPO's parklet is up and already have our first participants #parkingday2018.

09/18/2018

PARK(ing) Day 2018
Come to visit these parklets in Old Town
Main Street & E. Center
10-2 p.m. this Friday, September 21st

Yellowstone Restaurant (Outdoor dining parklet)
Station Square (Kind Community's Friendship Bench parklet)
Mollineli Jeweler's (Portneuf River parklet)
Elwen Cottage (Antiques and Giant Jenga Parklet)
Orange & Black Store (Football field and corn hole parklet)
Main Steam Coffee (Coffee on Main parklet)
Bannock Transportation Planning Organization (biking parklet)

Parklets use a parking space to create a pedestrian space for sitting areas or just a place to be outside.

Another mile of Multi-use trail opens today. Great job Portneuf Greenway Foundation!  I walked the trail today and saw m...
09/12/2018

Another mile of Multi-use trail opens today. Great job Portneuf Greenway Foundation! I walked the trail today and saw many other people. Make sure you try it!

BTPO and other organizations are partnering to improve bicycle and walking in Pocatello and Chubbuck.  The survey will a...
08/30/2018

BTPO and other organizations are partnering to improve bicycle and walking in Pocatello and Chubbuck. The survey will assess how multiuse paths can contribute to this effort. Please take the survey, you could win a Fitbit!

The Pocatello City of Pocatello is the working project to develop a shape the future of Terry Street and 1st Avenue. Ter...
06/19/2018
Terry First - Old Town Streetscape Designs | Pocatello, ID

The Pocatello City of Pocatello is the working project to develop a shape the future of Terry Street and 1st Avenue.

Terry First is all about strengthening the connection between ISU and Old Town. We'll use the "Better Block" approach that uses hands-on community action to test different improvements to the Terry Street /1st Avenue corridor.

Visit the project website at https://www.terryfirst.com/ and take the community questionnaire.

Learn about Terry First and view proposed streetscape designs of Terry Street in Pocatello, Idaho to help make the corridor more safe, walkable, & vibrant.

06/06/2018
www.yellowstonetogarrett.com

The Idaho Transportation Department is evaluating Gould Street from Yellowstone to Garrett Way. The evaluation will help identify needed improvement for this section of road, The ITD is requesting your input and has set up an interactive map where you can provide your concerns related to traffic, safety, and bicycle and pedestrian issues. Make your comments known by visiting the site.http://yellowstonetogarrett.com

Reviewing pedestrian Safety display.   Many people attended the open house on the condition of the bicycle and pedestria...
05/31/2018

Reviewing pedestrian Safety display. Many people attended the open house on the condition of the bicycle and pedestrian networks.

Great reminder as we start the summer driving season.
05/19/2018
Idaho Office of Highway Safety

Great reminder as we start the summer driving season.

The Idaho Office of Highway Safety is committed to creating safer and healthier communities by working with all Idahoans to reduce crashes on Idaho roads.

Idaho Office of Highway Safety
05/19/2018

Idaho Office of Highway Safety

Happy Mother's Day! Remember, even though they're in the backseat, you're still teaching them how to drive. Make sure they learn how to be engaged drivers.

Learn more at shift-idaho.org

Evaluating the Pedestrian Environment in Downtown Pocatello.  The Southeastern Idaho Public Health sponsored a two-day L...
04/26/2018

Evaluating the Pedestrian Environment in Downtown Pocatello.

The Southeastern Idaho Public Health sponsored a two-day Looking Glass Academy workshop. BTPO staff, other agencies, and residents received training on conducting walking audits.

The intersection of Jefferson/Hiline/Alameda/Pocatello Creek begins safety improvements.  The safety improvement project...
04/26/2018
Pocatello officials hope changes will increase safety at busy intersection

The intersection of Jefferson/Hiline/Alameda/Pocatello Creek begins safety improvements. The safety improvement project was identified in the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan.

https://idahostatejournal.com/news/local/pocatello-officials-hope-changes-will-increase-safety-at-busy-intersection/article_32a2a3bc-f805-5620-8bd1-2fd141fdb305.html

POCATELLO — Construction recently began at one of Pocatello’s busiest intersections, and officials say that it will increase safety and reduce congestion in the area.

We are at the Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair, come and see the results of the online mapping exercise
04/21/2018

We are at the Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair, come and see the results of the online mapping exercise

The City of Pocatello has received a community assistance grant to develop a streetscape plan for E. Terry Street and 1s...
04/13/2018
Announcing the Recipients of our Spring 2018 Community Assistance Program

The City of Pocatello has received a community assistance grant to develop a streetscape plan for E. Terry Street and 1st Avenue. The streetscape design is part of BTPO's efforts to create a Master Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The process will begin this summer.

https://communitybuilders.org/what-we-think/blog/announcing-the-recipients-of-our-spring-2018-community-assistance-program

We are thrilled to announce the selection of four new communities to receive assistance through our Community Assistance program. Twice a year, we offer technical…

The Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair is Saturday, April 21st. from 11 am to 3 pm.  BTPO will be there to get public in...
04/09/2018

The Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair is Saturday, April 21st. from 11 am to 3 pm. BTPO will be there to get public input on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

Portneuf River Vision Study is hosting an open house on plans for Centennial Park.  The concepts include ideas to improv...
04/07/2018

Portneuf River Vision Study is hosting an open house on plans for Centennial Park. The concepts include ideas to improve the bicycle and pedestrian facilities on Benton. Make sure to provide your input. Portneuf River Vision Study

SAVE THE DATE - Open House on preliminary plans for Centennial Park - April 19th @ 4:45 @ the Pocatello Community Charter School - https://mailchi.mp/fd19261f85ea/save-the-date-open-house-on-preliminary-plans-for-centennial-park-april-19th-445-the-pocatello-community-charter-school

The Idaho Transportation Department is seeking public input on their long-range transportation plan.  The link below tak...
03/23/2018
Planning

The Idaho Transportation Department is seeking public input on their long-range transportation plan. The link below takes you to a survey on priorities and funding trade-offs. Make sure your voice is heard in this important plan. Provide your input on transportation priorities. The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete.

https://idago2040.metroquest.com

Planning [tabby title="Planning"] Transportation facilities help shape an area’s economic future and quality of life while providing safe and efficient mobility of people and goods.

This is a good reminder from FHWA.  Road crews in our area are already out working on projects.  Be safe, slow down, loo...
03/20/2018

This is a good reminder from FHWA. Road crews in our area are already out working on projects. Be safe, slow down, look out for the workers.

It’s the first day of spring, and highway construction season is just around the corner. So is National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13. Each year in the spring, #NWZAW is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety in #WorkZones. http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/wz/outreach/wz_awareness.htm

What percentage of people, in the Pocatello Urbanized area, walk, bike, or take transit to work, and how does that compa...
02/16/2018

What percentage of people, in the Pocatello Urbanized area, walk, bike, or take transit to work, and how does that compare to other areas. In 2016, 7.3% of work trips were using alternative modes than the vehicle. When compared to peer cities in Idaho, Pocatello has the highest percentage in the state. When compared to peer regions in the west Pocatello is among the highest.

Does weather make a difference in walking and bicycling?The difference from January 2017 to January 2018 was striking. I...
02/12/2018

Does weather make a difference in walking and bicycling?

The difference from January 2017 to January 2018 was striking. In January 2017 the average monthly temperature was 16.4 Degrees F, 7.9 degrees below normal. In January 2018 the average monthly temperature was 34.4 degrees F, 10.1 degrees above average. The difference in monthly activity on the greenway shows the effect. Almost all stations were significantly higher in January 2018 than the 2017 January counts.

Bannock Transportation Planning Organization's cover photo
02/09/2018

Bannock Transportation Planning Organization's cover photo

Last chance to give your input before this survey closes!Public Input Requested - two ways:Survey - https://www.surveymo...
02/09/2018
Can you spare a few moments to take my survey?

Last chance to give your input before this survey closes!

Public Input Requested - two ways:
Survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZNT867J
2. INTERACTIVE MAP https://communityremarks.com/bannock/

Bicycle Pedestrian User Survey
An online user survey will update the 2012 bicycle user survey and provide valuable information on bicycle and pedestrian activity as well as insights into route selection and facility preference.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Survey

Interactive Map to Identify Issues Related to Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel
Map the locations where concerns or barriers to bicycle and pedestrian travel exist within the Pocatello/Chubbuck Urban area with the online interactive map.
Link to map


Visit the BTPO Website

Please take the survey titled "Bicycle and Pedestrian Survey". Your feedback is important!

Draft Master Transit Plan RecommendationsAfter months of gathering public input and analyzing data, three alternative se...
01/26/2018
Transit Master Plan

Draft Master Transit Plan Recommendations
After months of gathering public input and analyzing data, three alternative service plans have been developed for public comment. Two of the alternatives are cost-neutral, meaning PRT could move forward with implementation of either plan without spending any more money than they do today. The third plan is financially unconstrained, meaning it represents a vision for the future and identifies options for system expansion if additional funding resources become available.

We believe these recommendations will provide better service for most riders, but we want to hear from you, the community before we make final decisions. The three alternative concepts are shown below along with a link where you can provide your feedback.

The presentation shown at the January 24, 2018 open house event is available for viewing at http://pocatellotransit.com/transit-master-plan

What: An opportunity to learn about and comment on the Draft Master Transit Plan recommendationsWhen: Wednesday, January 24, 2018. 12:00 noon – 7:00 PMWhere: Pocatello Senior Center, 427 N 6th Avenue

01/16/2018

The Idaho Transportation Department has scheduled a public meeting Thursday, January 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chubbuck City Hall, 5160 Yellowstone Avenue.

The I-15 Northgate Interchange project, formerly known as the Siphon Road Interchange, includes the construction of a bridge over I-15 with interstate highway entrance/exit ramps. Any new local roads connecting the existing local road network to the new interchange will be built by local entities prior to completion of the new interchange.

The interchange will be located approximately three-quarters of a mile north of the Chubbuck Road overpass (milepost 73.5) in Bannock County. Construction could start this year.

In addition to the public meeting, ITD has also posted an online comment portal. It includes a comment form and map featuring the proposed design. You can access the portal here.

Comments will be accepted through February 4, 2018.

According to ITD, there are three basic needs for the new project:

Limited existing access to I-15 north of the I-15/I-86 junction causes out-of-direction travel that contributes to congestion on U.S. 91 (Yellowstone Avenue)

Limited existing access to I-15 north of the I-15/I-86 junction is not expected to accommodate the area's projected future growth northeast of Pocatello and Chubbuck in Bannock County
Crash rates on U.S. 91 and I-15 in the Pocatello/Chubbuck area exceed statewide averages

Comments can be e-mailed to [email protected] or [email protected]. They also can be mailed to: Idaho Transportation Department, Attn: Adam Rush, 3311 W. State Street, Boise, ID 83703.

Great graphic from Smart Growth America.  Walkabie neighborhoods is a focus of BTPO this year with the update of the Bic...
12/26/2017
Urban Sprawl to Urban Stay: Walkable Housing Is Making a Comeback | Visual.ly

Great graphic from Smart Growth America. Walkabie neighborhoods is a focus of BTPO this year with the update of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

48% of survey respondents said they prefer to live in communities with small houses and yards but within walking distance to the community's amenities

GET THERE!Bicyclist and Pedestrians, have you ever said:          I just cannot get from here to there safely,        It...
12/12/2017
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update

GET THERE!

Bicyclist and Pedestrians, have you ever said:
I just cannot get from here to there safely,
It is hard to cross the street, or
I do not feel safe on this road.

Let us know where these issues are by identifying the location on an online interactive map.

BTPO is asking you to map concerns, barriers, and issues around bicycle and pedestrian travel. Go online to www.communityremarks.com/bannock and let you put a location to your concern.

Bannock Planning Organization is collecting feedback on the issues and concerns regarding bicycle and pedestrian facilities within the region. Add your comment to the map or see what your neighbors have said by clicking on the links below. If you would like to make a general comment, do it here.

Address

210 E Center St, Ste C
Pocatello, ID
83201

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(208) 233-9322

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