June 3, 2016, 10am PDT
The shortcomings of American bus systems are not lost on transportation planners. The adage of "getting what you pay for" appears to be mostly true.
May 14, 2016, 5am PDT
A new circulator system for Downtown Boise, Idaho is in the works, with the mayor gently throwing his support behind a light rail system. But questions over costs remain.
March 28, 2016, 8am PDT
Boise, Idaho recently released a draft transportation plan, called the Transportation Action Plan (TAP), which provides a road map to a modern, well-balanced transportation system.
October 13, 2010, 11am PDT
Boise, Idaho attempts to find common ground between its vision for the future and the need for economic development.
September 29, 2010, 10am PDT
A land use law passed in Oregon in the 1970s that was meant to protect farmland and forests hasn't really protected either, according to a new report.
May 19, 2009, 11am PDT
Residents in the greater Boise area are teaming up for a community visioning process they hope will help guide future physical and economic development in the region. It's been tried before, but organizers argue this time will be different.
January 29, 2009, 8am PST
Congress is expected to offer up to $16 million of stimulus money to the state of Idaho for transportation projects. But in the Treasure Valley -- home to Boise and a third of the state's population -- there aren't any projects that are ready to go.
January 2, 2009, 1pm PST
Boise, Idaho and other cities in the region have adopted "percent for the arts" initiatives, and are looking to public art to reflect the region's 'maturity.'
June 10, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Boise is hoping to follow on the coattails of Little Rock in bringing back a long de-commissioned trolley system to the city's downtown.</p>
April 23, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A 17-story condominium tower in Boise, Idaho is being built on a 32-foot-wide footprint. Workers talk about the challenges of constructing such a skinny building.</p>
December 30, 2007, 7am PST
<p>Proposals for planned communities have taken a sharp downturn in Idaho since last year. A deteriorating housing market and the lack of infrastructure are being cited for delays in development.</p>
December 19, 2007, 7am PST
<p>Idaho's Treasure Valley has garnered 150 days of air quality alerts in 2007, but is still considered safe by federal air quality standards. With further growth expected, many are concerned that air quality will not be so safe next year.</p>
October 5, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>As one of the fastest growing states in the nation, Idaho should begin to think hard about what that growth means to the environment, writes Rachel Winer.</p>
September 26, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>This editorial from the <em>Idaho Statesman</em> says that a proposal to switch from a per-gallon gas tax to a per-mile taxing system is flawed.</p>
September 22, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>As Boise looks to a future of growth and expansion, it is hoping to acquire nearly 2,000 acres of unused federal land from the Bureau of Land Management. But a neighboring suburb also wants to claim the land.</p>
September 12, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>In downtown Boise, recently announced plans to construct a homeless shelter have many local business owners upset and making arrangements to move out of the area. The city, however, is defending its decision to approve the shelter.</p>
August 3, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>As roads become more congested, one congestion mitigation proposal would encourage state workers to telecommute.</p>
July 19, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>With gradual growth in the amount of plans for energy efficient buildings and a rise in applications for LEED certification, Idaho is joining with many other states in a push to build more environmentally-friendly homes and buildings.</p>
July 17, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A proposal for a water pipeline to bring water to distant developments in Idaho highlights the history of water being diverted farther and farther from its source to feed growth.</p>
June 13, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>With a number of large-scale condo and apartment developments planned for downtown Boise, seven developers are transforming the formerly vacant downtown into a vibrant neighborhood.</p>