A week to celebrate
As State Employee Appreciation Week winds down at ITD, the Idaho Transportation Board and ITD's Executive Team offer their sincere thanks for all that each of you do to make Idaho such a great state.
Oh, that sinking feeling
Monday night (May 6) ITD maintenance crews responded to a great depression on Idaho 78 east of Givens Hot Springs, near Marsing. The culprits, as they were in the tragic death last summer of Sonia Lopez, were gophers that undermined the roadway, causing the surface to weaken and sag.
GIS symposium looks at emerging technologies
Delegates from throughout the U.S., Canada and abroad converged in Boise this week for four concurrent technology expositions: the 26th annual Geospatial Information Systems for Transportation symposium, AASHTO’s Administrative Subcommittee on Information Systems (ASIS), the Transportation Research Board and a Business Intelligence Peer Review.
Career options 'looking up' for ACE teens
Navigating small airplanes, controlling air traffic and exploring Blackhawk helicopters are all part of the Aviation Career Exploration (ACE) Academy, June 24-26 in Boise, hosted by ITD’s Division of Aeronautics.
Saddle up! It's National Bicycle Month
Dust off those bicycles and embrace the power of the pedal during May. Friday, May 17, is Bike to Work Day, the largest concurrent bicycle commute in America. Bike to Work Week is May 13-17 and is part of May’s National Bike Month.
Outstanding Customer Service
Construction bid information goes digital
In its continuing effort to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of its services, ITD changed the way it issues construction bid material. It now uses Quest Construction Data Network (QuestCDN) services to bring contractors online digital project advertisements and digital project bidding documents.
Family still lives in shadow of tragic car crash
Blue Mountain Eagle (John Day, Ore.): In an instant, Natalie Marti’s life was forever changed by a drunk driver. Ten years later, the Meridian, Idaho, resident takes time to speak to high school students about her experiences and the tragic consequences of impaired driving.
Visit emergency rooms only when necessary
When you're sick or injured and your doctor's office isn't open, sometimes the emergency room (ER) can seem like your best alternative. But if it's not a true emergency, you'll probably just end up wasting time — and spending much more money than you need to.
Partners in Prevention
Ada City-County Emergency Management: The tragic events that took place in Boston on April 15, are proof that a terrorist event can occur on U.S. soil at anytime. As citizens, we must all better prepare ourselves to assist in prevention efforts. As always, the first step is greater awareness of the threat.
Encore (5-3-13): Blowing dust, low visibility plague eastern Idaho
In a more tropical climate, Monday’s relentless wind might have prompted a hurricane warning. But eastern Idaho is much drier; and instead of torrential rains, the sky was filled with dust … so much dust driving became hazardous and highways were closed.
Encore (5-3-13): Your 20/20 future begins Saturday
This year marks ITD’s 20th exercise challenge. While looking back at past challenges, find inspiration to improve your exercise routine going forward for the next 20 years. Whether this is your first ITD exercise challenge, or number 20, be part of the 20th Challenge history. Through this annual challenge find motivation to maintain or improve your regular exercise routine. In addition to the rewards of good health, you could earn cool incentives.
Encore (5-3-13): Motorcycles become focus of safety in May
As temperatures continue to warm, many Idaho travelers are trading their cars and trucks for motorcycles and scooters. ITD and its safety partners encourage motorists to “Look Twice for Motorcycles” - a reminder that will be shared with hundreds of riders at free events Saturday (May 4) at safety rallies across the state for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
Encore (5-3-13): ITD claims Capital City Communicators awards
ITD’s Public Outreach Planner (POP) tool was chosen as one of the area’s outstanding communication efforts of 2012, winning an IMPACT award at Friday night’s Capital City Communicators ceremony. ITD’s Office of Communications also received an award for a highway safety story.
Encore (5-3-13): Park the car and join others in May in Motion campaign
Feeling lonely? Want to meet someone heading the same direction in life? Want to share lively conversations? Ready to take on a new partner? The annual Commuteride promotion May in Motion (MiM) encourages motorists to leave their solo drives to work behind by sharing morning and evening commutes with others.