Thursday, March 25, 2010

Odds and Ends

The interesting bits about ACHD seem to be few and far between these days, at least in my opinion. We'll be having a lot of asphalt hit the ground this summer and hopefully even some permissive left green signals may go in. But nothing really exciting is happening and since we have no meeting next week, things are really thin on the ground.

Some things you won't see covered in the media.

We're going to auction off a whole lot of used vehicles and equipment on April 22 at the Idaho Auto Auction. If you're in the market for a 15 passenger van or a 1957 small Ford tractor, here's your chance to pick one up at a great price. Lots of 1/2 ton pickups as well from the 1990's.

Ten Mile Rd from Franklin to Cherry in Meridian will be closed from March 25 to April 2 for pipe work. There will be business access at Ten Mile and Cherry Lane and signage directing how to access businesses. Hopefully, the impact to those businesses will be minimized as much as possible.

Bus ridership in the Ada/Canyon County area is down 2.7% from October 2009 thru February 2010, which surprises me that it is not more because of our unemployment rate. Ridership is down 3% in the Boise area but up 2.7% in Nampa/Caldwell. Even with this latest downturn, ridership is up tremendously over the past two years.

May in Motion will occur again this year. Valley Ride will be distributing 7000 bus passes to partipating businesses and agencies. VRT hopes to have 82 businesses involved this year so if you're interested and have a business that wants to be involved, contact Mark Carnopis at 208-846-8547. Last year's May in Motion was very successful and the hope is this year will be as well in introducing people to the wonders of bus ridership and carpooling.

Over and out.


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