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Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KATA-TV ) On October 7th the Idaho Department of Transportation began holding statewide public meetings on semi–truck weight legislation.
On Wednesday they were in Twin Falls to continue their talk.
The meetings come on the heels of three bills from the 2013 legislature.
The legislation follows a pilot project that began in 2003 and recently ended.
That project allowed trucks and their cargo weighing a total of 129,000 pounds to use 35 test routes in Idaho.
The first of the three bills made the test routes permanent as of July 1st.
The second allows additional routes to be designated by ITD to be use by local highway agencies.
And the third clarifies the intent of the legislation.
“Our format involves what we call a testimony room where people can offer verbal comments as well as an education where Idaho Transportation Department staff are giving presentations.”
Said Adam Rush for the Idaho Department of Transportation.
From here ITD will hold one more public meeting, that one will take place in Boise.
If you have any questions of comments contact Adam Rush at (208)334-8119 or e-mail the Idaho Department of Transportation at COMMENTS@ITD.IDAHO.GOV