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The Adams County Record Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Public comment sought in selecting ITD projects BOISE -- The Idaho Transportation Department is seeking public comment, beginning July 30 and continuing through Aug. 30, on the FY2013- 17 draft of the Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP). The ITIP is a five-year "roadmap" for planning and developing transportation projects, including: Highways and bridges Bicycle and pedestrian facilities Highway safety Congestion mitigation and air quality Railroad crossing safety Airports Public transportation Transportation planning The draft provides details on projects planned for construction -thr0ugh 2017 and the GARVEE Transportation Program, a construction program that relies on federally backed bonds to expedite projects in six key Idaho highway corridors. The ITIP lists projects by highway route and location, identifies projected years for right-of-way acquisition, preliminary engineering, construction and estimated project costs. It also lists local construction projects that are federally funded. Public comments will help the transportation department determine if proposed projects meet the department's three main objectives of improving safety, mobility and economic opportunity. Production of the ITIP is a year-round process that relies on input from elected officials, citizens, tribal governments, other state and federal agencies, Idaho's metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) and other interested organizations. The ITIP was formerly titled the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. The ITIP can be viewed online at itd.idaho.gov/itip. Comments can be e-mailed to comments@itd.idaho. gov or mailed to ITIP - Comments, Attn: Adam Rush, P.O. Box 7129, Boise, ID 83707-1129. Paper or CD copies Of the ITIP will be provided upon request by contacting Adam Rush at (208) 334-8119 or by e-mail at comments@itd. idaho.gov. A request for a paper copy or CD also can be mailed to Idaho Transportation Department, Adam Rush, p.o. Box 7129, Boise, ID 83707-1129. A printed copy can be reviewed at any of ITD's district offices in Coeur d'Alene, Lewiston, Boise, Shoshone, Pocatello and Rigby. All comments on the draft will be reviewed in September, and the Idaho Transportation Board is expected to vote on the document the same month. After approval by the transportation board, it is submitted to the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. Highway construction is one of the key forces pushing Idaho toward full economic recovery by creating jobs, improving safety and reducing traffic congestion. Education and enforcement to target aggressive driving in August BOISE - Live longer by avoiding your car on Fridays, especially between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., since that's the time and day of the week when one is most likely to be involved in a fatal or serious injury crash caused by aggressive driving, according to Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) statistics. Speeding, failure to continues to be a factor in approximately one-third of traffic deaths every year across the nation. In Idaho, that number is even higher. The Gem State has a higher rate of crashes involving aggressive driving than the national average. Aggressive driving was a contributing factor in Aggressive driving patrols focus on popular routes like Idaho 55 between Boise and McCall, and Idaho 21 in the Stanley and Banks-Lowman area. Recent ptrols of that area by ISP and the Boise Police Department resulted in" 194 citations written to .drivers and motorcycle riders. The most frequent agencies across the state are partnering to target aggressive drivers and motorcycle riders to make our roads safer for Idahoans who want to arrive home safe to their families' said Chief Michael Masterson with Boise Police Department. The enforcement efforts will be accompanied by a statewide "Stop Page 7 Parks & Rec Board Meeting First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at City Hall. Adams County Search & Rescue North -- First Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the MV Emergency Services Building South -- First Monday of each month at 7 pm at the Adams County Courthouse The American Legion Meets the first Thursday of every month at the American Legion Hall at 7:30 pm. Council School Board Second Monday of every month at 6 pm at the Council High School Library. Adams Soil & WaterConservation Dist Second Monday of the month 7:30 pm at the Adams County Extension Office. Adams Coop. Weed Management Area Second Tuesday of each month at 3 pm at the Adams County Weed Control building. For info call 253-4669. Adams Co. Sheriff Reserve Officers Meeting the second Wednesday at 7 pm in the Adams County Courthouse Council Valley Free Library Board Second Wednesday at 4 pm in the library. Indian Valley Fire Department Second Thursday at 7 pm in the Indian Val- ley Fire Hall Alcoholics Anonymous Every Mon. & Wed. at 8 pm in the Council Valley Free Library. Call 741-0875 for more information. Hazard Risk Planning Team Every Third Thursday at 10:00 AM in the Council EMS Building yield, following too close: and disregarding traffic signals are all aggressive driving behaviors. That's why Idaho law enforcement will partner with ITD to target aggressive drivers and motorcycle riders on Idaho's roads August 1-13. "By taking a one- team approach to target aggressive driving across Idaho, we can reduce deaths and serious iniuries on our roads,  said Col. G. Jerry Russell, director of Idaho State Police (ISP). Despite progress in nearly every other area of highway safety, speeding The Gem State has a higher rate w of crashes involving aggressive driving than the national average. nearly half of all crashes in the state in 2011, according to ITD crash data. "One of the greatest risks to our health and safety occurs when we travel by car or motorcycle," said Josephine O'Connor from ITD's Office of Highway Safety. "More Idahoans aged 4 to 44 years are killed each year as a result of traffic crashes than by natural causes." Speeding Before It Stops You" media campaign. For more information about aggressive driving patrols, contact local law citations were for speeding, enforcement agencies or having no insurance, drug the ITD Highway Safety. possession or use and seat Office at (208)334-8100. belt violations. Questions? Visit us online "One of the troopers at itd.idaho.gov, follow ITD workiflg the patrols had on Twitter (@IdaholTD) or six drug-related citations Facebook and check travel during one shift," explained conditions at 511.idaho. Capt. Steve Richardson gov or dial 5-1-1. Please with ISP's Region 3. slow down in highway "Law enforcement is construction zones and pay not just writing tickets attention. Safety for drivers for bad driving behavior, and workers is our highest Law enforcement priority. Natural Resource Committee Fourth Monday at 7 pm in theAdams Coun- ty Courtroom. Council City Council Second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm at Council City Hall. Adams County Commissioners Second, Third & Fourth Mondays at 9:00 am in the Commissioners Room, County Court- house Community Worship Services Directory St ]ut's   Highway95, Council 1st & 3rd Sundays 3:30 pm Friday Mass - noon. Qhlm:h of lhe Nalalm 102 S. Exeter * 208-566-4264 Pastor John Schaffer Discipleship 10 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday Fellowship 12:00 p.m. Children's Church 11:15 a.m. Inaan Va/ erch Pastor Brian Gladhart 355-2020 Assoc. Pastor Isaac Ward 257-3812 Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 11 : 15 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. 3mrch ef]ems llawt ef lattw II/Santl S Fairfield, Council * 253-4330 Bishop: Douglas Linford Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. Ceend Rie Owch 190 4th Ave. * 253-6923 Interim Pastor Roger Hayden Worship Services at 7:00 p.m. tt0we ,f Prayn" Meets at 340 Commercial Street, Weiser, Idaho 208-318-8660 or 208-549-0669 Pastors Stephen and Debbie Blount Sunday School 9:30 AM Services 10:30 AM & 6:30 P.M Bible Study Thursday 7:00 PM C.ae Valw  of C.,ed 253-6430 Pastor: Geoff Cole Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Power & Light Company Tue. 7 p.m. Bible Study Thurs. 7 p.m.   Qhwrch 105 California Ave. * 253-6461 www.councilcc.org Co-Pastors: Wayne Freedman & Les Sheneberger Morning Worship 10 a.m. Wed. Bible Studies 5:30 & 7:30 pm Mon. Women's Bible Study 7 pm Fri. Men's Breakfast Bible Study 7 am Nm Meaam Uated  210 N. Heighho. 347-2427 www.newmeadowsumc.org" Pastor Andy Satta Morning Worship 10:30 a.m Children's Church held during worship Families For Chdst (wlsdan .Fego Basement of Tater Tots Daycare 208-741-0410 Pastor: Jon Sorg Services Sunday 11:00 a.m.