Posted January 11, 2019 11:29:14Transportation officials in Idaho have issued a public service announcement about a temporary parking lot where a transit van has been parked for the past week.
The parking lot is in the city of Boise, just north of Boise Falls, according to a statement released Wednesday by the department.
The temporary lot has been occupied by the transit van since Thursday.
The department says the van is being serviced and will be returned to its owner in a few days.
The department said in a statement that the “van is not a hazard” and that “the vehicle is being used for safety purposes and is not in violation of any ordinance, regulation, or law.”
The department’s statement also says the “vehicle has not been previously registered, nor is it known to have any other vehicle-related violations.”
The temporary parking area was opened to allow the vehicle to be serviced, said a department official.
It has been used for the last week to remove a number of large rocks from a street and a concrete wall, the official said.
The “transportation van” was parked in a parking lot near the Idaho State Capitol.
The Idaho Transportation Office said it is the department’s responsibility to maintain public access to all public places and facilities, and the department has the authority to deny the use of public spaces if they are not properly maintained, the statement said.