BOISE, Idaho (KLIX) Idaho transportation officials want the public to get involved with planning the future of public transportation in the state.

The Idaho Transportation Department is asking citizens to contribute to the roadmap for he future of public transportation in the Gem State. An online survey is available by clicking on this LINK.  According to ITD, the plan will be used to help move people across the state and help build the economy.

A series of open houses will be held around the state beginning in early January at the following locations:

Jan. 9 – Rigby, ITD District Administrative Office at 206 N. Yellowstone Avenue
Jan. 10 – Pocatello, ITD District Administrative Office at 5151 S. 5th Avenue
and Boise, College of Western Idaho at 5500 E. Opportunity Drive (Nampa)
Jan. 11 – Coeur d’Alene, ITD District Administrative Office at 600 W. Prairie Avenue
and Shoshone, ITD District Administrative Office at 216 S. Date Street
Jan. 12 – Lewiston, ITD District Administrative Office at 2600 Frontage Road

All will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Eventually the Statewide Public Transportation Plan will be the start to the framework on an integrated transit system. The draft plan will be available for comment and review at more open houses for the public to comment on during the winter and summer. That plan will be made available at this LINK once it is complete.