In the May 24, 2018 edition of the West Yellowstone Star, there was a large article on the Targhee Pass project. After describing all of the alternatives, the article proceeded to explain that Montana citizens "...would be welcome to submit comments..." on the project, as well as "...accepting feedback, from anyone, anywhere. including West Yellowstone and surrounding areas." Andrea Gumm also stated more "...coordination with the town (West Yellowstone) would be forthcoming". This is supposedly occurring upon the completion of the impact analysis, also know as the Environmental Assessment. The article could no longer be found on the website.
How can citizens outside of Idaho be legally involved in a project if they don't live in Idaho? How desperate is the Idaho Transportation Department? What gives them the authority to go into other states for recruitment of citizens for comments on a project that belongs only to the state of Idaho?
Lee Gagner is the Idaho Transportation Board Member for District 6. Contact him here and let him know that only Idahoans are authorized to give comments on the Targhee Pass.
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