Letting foremen teach
As the seasons shift and ITD prepares for the next round of snowfighting, District 1 foremen have stepped up and into a new setting: the classroom. For the first time, all foremen will guide their crews’ training to analyze data from multiple sources and improve winter operations, highway safety and mobility.
District 3 Innovation
Demystifying Performance Ratings
The clearer the path to excellence, the more folks will get themselves there. But when the view is both new and a bit uncharted, the path can be unclear. So District 3 Trainer Lori Fox decided to play a role in helping to eliminate (or at least minimize) the mystery.
Office of Highway Safety
Child Passenger Safety Week reminds us to keep young ones safe
Keeping children safe on the road means making sure they are buckled up in the right seat at the right age. That’s the message for next week’s National Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 23-29).
Partnership with conservation group improves safety along ID-21
In Southwest Idaho, creeping brush growth along the highway creates great hiding spots for critters – posing a serious safety risk for motorists when they suddenly jump out onto the highway from behind a bush or tall grass. But thanks to a partnership with the Idaho Conservation Corps, a section on Idaho Highway 21 got a safety boost recently by clearing out adjacent plants.
Annual public transportation summit allows group to accelerate
Staffers from ITD’s Public Transportation Office (ITD-PT) “Accelerated into the Fast Lane” at the annual summit in Boise August 21-23. The event built on the previous year’s summit and harnessed that forward momentum for nearly 100 participants — a 50% increase in attendance from last year’s event.
The Candy Man Doesn't Snicker
This story, from the Transporter in 1990, comes from the Golden Age of Snacking at Headquarters – the Coffee Lady brought coffee and goodies to each floor twice per day, and the vending machine guy also ran a hot dog cart on occasion. It was a magical time!
Idaho Transportation Board
Highway safety, relocation, and wildlife crossings highlight Sept. Idaho Transportation Board meeting
Highway safety partnerships, location of the District 4 office, and discussions about wildlife crossings at Targhee Pass highlighted the Sept. 12-13 Idaho Transportation Board meeting in District 6.
Changes were made to two public transportation policies at the recent Idaho Transportation Board meeting in District 6. Any future policy changes, affecting ITD and its employees, will also be discussed in the Transporter.