The IAC Transportation Committee is responsible for all matters pertaining to transportation planning, highway finance, highway safety, airport development and aviation concerns, railroads, and other modes of transportation and improvements.
(Nez Perce County)
|Statement of Basic Philosophy||
Idaho Association of Counties considers a balanced transportation system including highways, public transit, airports, waterways and railroads as essential to the economic success and viability of the state of Idaho. Consequently, counties, cities, highway districts, the state of Idaho and the federal government all share a responsibility in providing a coordinated transportation system and must work together to achieve that goal for citizens of the state.
All current funding sources must remain in place, including distribution of forest receipts to counties and highway districts. Additionally, IAC supports a change in the highway distribution formula whereby any revenue collected at the state level that is derived from user fees will be distributed using the Highway Distribution Account formula.
IAC supports a further increase in the aircraft fuel and use taxes to provide assistance to local airports.
IAC believes that with funding and other technical assistance from the federal and state governments, local officials can provide programs improving traffic safety including pedestrian safety programs, seat belt use programs and focusing on removing drunk drivers from Idaho’s roads and highways.
|Local Highway Technical Assistance Council||
IAC supports the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) to provide needed assistance to local highway jurisdictions in the following capacities:
IAC supports regional transit authority to provide needed road and transit infrastructure to meet the increased demands of maintenance and expansion of transit within a county or region. IAC supports the use of local option sales tax, upon voter approval, to fund this authority.
IAC supports local county approval and authority over the preservation of RS2477 designation and their inclusion in county road maps. Counties are not required to maintain these roads.
IAC supports the control of noxious weeds on public rights-of-way.
|Rick Yzaguirre||Ada County Commissioner|
|Bob McQuade||Ada County Assessor|
|Bill Brown||Adams County Commissioner|
|Steve Hadley||Bannock County Commissioner|
|Walt Kirby||Boundary County Commissioner|
|Earl Somsen||Caribou County Commissioner|
|Dennis Crane||Cassia County Commissioner|
|Dwight Davis||Cassia County Assessor|
|Tod Shenton||Clark County Commissioner|
|Skip Hurt||Fremont County Commissioner|
|Jordon Stoddard||Fremont County Commissioner|
|Doug McFall||Jerome County Sheriff|
|Carroll Keith||Lewis County Commissioner|
|Todd Smith||Madison County Commissioner|
|Robert Moore||Minidoka County Commissioner|
|Dale Tubbs||Oneida County Commissioner|
|Marc Shigeta||Payette County Commissioner|
|George Urie||Twin Falls County Commissioner|
|Gordon Cruickshank||Valley County Commissioner|