Transportation board travels to Districts 1 and 2 for July meeting
A tour of Districts 1 and 2, review of proposed speed limit increases, recognition of an Adopt-A-Highway group and presentations by local delegations are on the agenda for the transportation board’s visit to north Idaho July 10-11. The group’s business meeting will be held July 11 in the District 1 Office in Coeur d’Alene.
ITD highway work will be suspended statewide for Fourth of July holiday
Work that could impact travel will be suspended on all Idaho Transportation Department highway construction projects statewide for the Fourth of July holiday, except in special circumstances.
Public transportation group’s quarterly meeting planned for July 16 in Boise
The Public Transportation Advisory Council (PTAC) will hear findings by Texas A&M University regarding the 2014 mobility management analysis study, learn about 2014 Federal Transit Administration funding and review financial updates Wednesday, July 16. The meeting will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hampton Inn and Suites, 7499 W. Overland Rd., in Boise.
Idaho State Police
ISP will be on lookout for impaired drivers this July 4th weekend
While Idahoans will celebrate their independence over the July 4th weekend, Idaho State Police troopers statewide will be targeting impaired drivers with high-visibility enforcement patrols to ensure everybody gets home safe. The enhanced patrols are possible through funding from the Idaho Transportation Department's Office of Highway Safety.
Civil Rights Act of 1964 turns 50
One-half century ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson ended hundreds of years of legalized racial discrimination with the stroke of a pen. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination not just based on race and color, but religion, sex and national origin. The landmark legislation was designed to end unequal treatment in voter registration and at election polls. It also was meant to end legally sanctioned racial segregation in the workplace, in schools and in the general public.
Encore (6-24-14) Delegations, a D3 report and money for airports lead board discussion at June meeting
Visits by public transportation delegations, an annual report on District 3 activities and a budget for the Idaho Airport Aid Program highlighted transportation board activities during its June 18-19 monthly meeting in Boise.
Encore (6-24-14) Revis joins ITD as new district engineer in Boise July 21
After three decades at the Washington State Department of Transportation in the Longview and Tumwater offices, Amy Revis joins ITD as the new district engineer for District 3 July 21. "I am pleased to announce Amy Revis as the new D3 district engineer," Chief Operating Officer Jim Carpenter said in his announcement earlier this week.
Encore (6-24-14) Speed limit increase on Idaho's interstates delayed for review
The planned increase in interstate speed limits on rural sections of I-84, I-86 and I-15 will be delayed as the Idaho Transportation Department reviews input expressed since the announcement early this week of a change to 80 mph. The department has completed the review of speed studies, crash analysis and engineering review, and will present this to the Idaho Transportation Board in Coeur d’Alene July 11.
Encore (6-24-14) Pocatello teen becomes ITD director-for-a-day as part of annual Girls State program
Some high school students may seem hard to impress, but Girls State participant Malia Braun discovered that sitting in the pilot’s seat of ITD’s King Air turboprop was impressive and required a “selfie.” Braun was one of 240 high school junior girls from across Idaho selected this year to attend Girls State and learn first-hand how state and local government works. The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the annual Girls State experience.
Encore (6-24-14) Addressing highway infrastructure needs
We rely on our highways to get goods to markets both at home and abroad. We rely on them to get to work and school. We rely on them for recreation and tourism. We rely on them to help grow our economy. In a nation and state as expansive as ours, we cannot afford to be lax in the upkeep of our transportation infrastructure.