Board will tour District 5 during May 21-22 meeting
The transportation board will tour District 5 and conduct its monthly business meeting in Pocatello May 21-22. The board’s tour on Wednesday includes a number of activities, featuring meetings with local officials in Shelley and American Falls, and visits to the Blackfoot and Pocatello airports.
Kimbol Allen named ITD's new District 6 engineer
Kimbol Allen, who has served the transportation community in southern Idaho for nearly 15 years, is the new District 6 engineer for the Idaho Transportation Department. Allen will assume leadership of District 6, which is the department's northeastern Idaho region, on May 27. He succeeds Blake Rindlisbacher, who in January was named administrator for ITD's newly created Division of Engineering Services at ITD Headquarters in Boise.
Law enforcement officers investigate crashes at ITD-sponsored training
Law enforcement officers from across Idaho attended an intensive pedestrian-crash analysis and reconstruction training May 12-16 at the Police Officers and Training (POST) Academy in Meridian. The training was sponsored by the Idaho Transportation Department. At a location near the Boise Police Department, vehicles driven at various speeds collided with mannequins representing pedestrians and bicyclists to demonstrate the dynamics involved in a crash.
Idaho leaders addressed media after meetings with top Air Force officer
U.S. Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo along with Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter, U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador, and Boise Mayor David Bieter held a press availability at the Division of Aeronautics' hangar following their visit with General Mark A. Welsh III, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force.
AASHTO commends Senate EPW on the release of its long-term, multi-year surface transportation bill
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials today congratulated the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the release of its latest surface transportation authorization bill. "We commend the EPW Committee and its leadership for its bipartisan approach to the need for a long-term, multi-year investment in transportation infrastructure," said Bud Wright, AASHTO executive director.
Encore (5-9-14) ITD Quick Facts booklet provides Idaho transportation snapshot
How the transportation department is organized, who is in charge and facts about many aspects of Idaho's transportation system are available now in the ITD 2014 Quick Facts booklet. The compact publication includes information on administrative leaders and board members, budget facts, highways and bridges, motor vehicles, aeronautics, public transportation and highway safety.
Division of Motor Vehicles
Encore (5-9-14) Idaho driver's license written-knowledge test available in American Sign Language
The Idaho written-knowledge test is now available in American Sign Language at all driver’s license offices throughout the state. ITD is the first in the nation to work with Solutions Thru Software to develop this innovative software and integrate it into the state’s current automated-testing system. Idaho is one of only a few states that offer American Sign Language using an automated on-screen application.
Encore (5-9-14) Communications wins four "Best of 2013" awards from Idaho Press Club
ITD's Office of Communications brought home four awards in the Public Relations category from the Idaho Press Club's annual awards ceremony in downtown Boise Saturday night (May 3). News media and public relations professionals from throughout the state gathered for the awards presentation. Bruce King took first place in Feature Writing and Reed Hollinshead took first in News Releases.
Encore (5-9-14) Boise, Caldwell students garner top honors for aviation-themed artwork and visit with Idaho governor
Treasure Valley students Sierra Lafrenz and Gage Thornton earned top honors for their artwork depicting aviation themes in a recent aviation art contest sponsored by the ITD’s Division of Aeronautics. The two also earned a visit with Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter at the state capitol in Boise.
Encore (5-9-14) Young artist submits heart-felt entry to Aeronautics' aviation art contest
Ariana Hall, a second-place winner in Aeronautics’ aviation art contest, submitted a heart-felt entry this year in recognition of her great-grandfather Leonard “Bud” Purdy. Purdy was known to many Idahoans as a respected rancher and conservationist who died in April at the age of 96 at his home on Silver Creek in Picabo.
Division of Motor Vehicles
Encore (5-9-14) ITD warns of vehicle registration renewal phone scam
ITD is warning of a recent telephone scam involving vehicle-registration renewals and reminds its customers that renewal notifications are made only by mail. The Division of Motor Vehicles has received complaints from concerned citizens of a caller claiming to be from the department, advising that their vehicle registration needs to be renewed.