It appears that there might be a reduction in the number of planning groups that operate in our area and make every decision as difficult as it can possibly be. ID Statesman has an article on how budget cuts might imply that some of these (what I have held for a long time to be quite redundant) groups may be done away with entirely while some (admittedly necessary ones such as COMPASS and Valley ride) will merge. Amen.
I am an assistant professor of economics at Boise State University in Boise, ID. Urban economics is not only a course I teach but also my passion. My primary research interests are in urban transportation (infrastructure, safety, mobility), entrepreneurship and environmental econ in the urban context.