5/20/2016

Department performance
ITD wins trio of American motor vehicle association awards
The Idaho Transportation Department won three awards May 12 from the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), including two for efforts designed to increase public awareness of critical highway-safety initiatives.

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Districy 6
District 6's Rojas adapts golf cart dolly to crack sealing
Tony Rojas from District 6 faced a recurring problem each time the crew sealed cracks in the roadway. He used a product from another industry – golf – to solve the problem.

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Public Transportation
American Public Transportation Association selects Bathrick for Early Career Program
Idaho Transportation Department Public Transportation Manager Mark Bathrick has been selected to participate in the American Public Transportation Association’s Class of 2017 Early Career Program. The yearlong program begins with a conference in mid-June in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Road funding
Engineers say underinvestment in U.S. infrastructure costs average family $3,400 a year
The broad range of U.S. infrastructure – roads, water and power networks, the goods supply chain – is suffering so much from chronic underinvestment that it will cost the average family $3,400 a year over the next decade, the American Society of Civil Engineers said in a new report.

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Department History
From the ITD Vault - 40 Years Ago: Comprehensive Planning
Chronicling the history of minuscule differences between expectation and reality.

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Public Transportation
Public transportation group hosts PTAC conference call Tuesday, May 24
Small urban projects, a public transportation application and an update of Idaho’s public transportation plan will be agenda topics of a Public Transportation Advisory Council (PTAC) statewide conference call Tuesday, May 24.

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District 2
Encore (05013-16): Potlatch team assists in emergency readiness drills for car crash
Several members of the D2 maintenance team in Potlatch volunteered in emergency preparation drills May 13 for the students at Potlatch High School. Approximately 200 students attending the Junior-Senior High School witnessed the emergency scenario.

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Employees
Encore (05-13-16): ITD annual equipment roadeos kick off May 18
Riggins played host to the first rodeo of the season last weekend. ITD will begin an event of a different sort in mid-May, as the annual district-by-district roadeo events will take place between May 18-June 9, with Pocatello hosting the first event at their main complex next Wednesday.

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Division of Aeronautics
Encore (05-13-16): ACE Academy offers teenagers chance to learn about careers in aviation
Navigating small airplanes, controlling air traffic and exploring Blackhawk helicopters are all part of the Aviation Career Exploration (ACE) Academy, June 13-15, hosted by the Idaho Transportation Department’s Division of Aeronautics in Boise.

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