Public opinion surveys indicate that Idaho citizens are supportive of local option taxes when subject to local voter approval for funding mass transportation. Mass transit is viewed favorably where it is feasible, especially in the urban areas. A cohort of citizens currently use mass transit, and at current gasoline prices of $2 - $3 per gallon, 16% of Idaho citizens would consider public transportation.
Public Policy Center, Boise State University, "Public Perceptions About Local Option Taxes and Issues Related to Mass Transit" (2007). Research and Reports. Paper 7.