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BOISE, Idaho. - Idaho Transportation Department officials are warning a state task force that Idaho is now short $211 million a year from what it needs to maintain its roads and bridges in
their current condition.

The task force of lawmakers, transportation officials and business people was appointed by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and is charged with coming up with proposals by December 2010.
     
The Spokesman-Review reports that consultant Tom Warne told the panel Wednesday that most states are very hesitant about doing anything with transportation funding right now and that the big federal funding increases Idaho has seen in the past won't likely be repeated in the next transportation bill.

Warne says the state can't rely on the federal government to fix transportation problems.

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