POCATELLO — Bannock Transportation Planning Organization will hold a public open house on July 31 to collect feedback from the public as it updates the Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

The open house will be held at the Pocatello City Hall, 911 N. 7th Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. The open house format will allow individuals to view information and visit with project staff anytime between those hours.

The MTP provides a 20-year approach to identify transportation problems in the region and provide a guide to potential solutions. The BTPO planning area runs from Portneuf Gap north along the Pocatello and Bannock Mountain ranges until it reaches the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. It is just over 100 square miles and includes the cities of Pocatello and Chubbuck.

BTPO has also set up an online commenting map to make it easy and convenient for the public to provide feedback on this important transportation plan. Public comment is being accepted until August 30. Contact Andrea Gumm at agumm@langdongroupinc.com or by phone at (208) 870-8751.