Board Chairman Darrell Manning announces retirement
Darrell V Manning announced his retirement this week as chairman of the Idaho Transportation Board. Manning has chaired the seven-member citizen board that oversees the Idaho Transportation Department since 2007. The chairman of the board is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Governor.
Board receives report on access management
The Idaho Transportation Board received a high-level overview on access management at its Dec. 14 business meeting in Boise. Good access management enables vehicles to enter various locations while preserving or improving the safety and operation of the highway system.
Annual kids calendar honors friends on a mission
The heartbreaking tragedy of a son lost to a traffic crash 10 years ago brought Phyllis Easteppe and Mary Hunter together as best friends and highway safety advocates. A decade of their efforts to save lives on Idaho highways was recognized last week during a ceremony in the Headquarters auditorium, marking the release of the 2012 Highway Safety Kids Calendar.
GARNET project moving forward in modernization
The 3M sessions have already proven useful in looking at our processes both for today and the future. Along with the discoveries made during the JAD sessions and use case review, several business processes and forms have been or will be changed.
2011 in review
News that made headlines in the 2011 Transporter
The Transporter takes a look at transportation and employee news that made2011 a landmark year for the department. Under the guidance of Director Brian Ness, the department completed an organizational transformation, and introduced a number of new measures to improve efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, accountability and customer service.
Encore (12-16-11): Summit kicks off rail, freight planning efforts
The efficient movement of freight through and within Idaho is essential for a robust economy and could become a significant factor in achieving Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s Project 60 plan to grow the state’s annual gross domestic product. How important is freight to the state’s economy, present and future? The answer is evident in the turnout for the first Idaho Freight Summit and Rail Plan, at Boise State University Tuesday.
Encore (12-16-11): ITD helps celebrate gift of life
ITD helps celebrate gift of life through organ donor program Lacey Haye continues to give long after she was taken. If you could meet her today, you would be captivated by her charming personality, compassion, wit and generosity. You’d be drawn to her, and you would love her just as family members and friends did.You’ll not have that chance, though.
Encore (12-16-11): Board 'adopts' new segment into highway system
Adopting a highway took on new meaning Wednesday (Dec. 14), when the Idaho Transportation Board voted to accept a portion of new highway in central Idaho. Reconstruction of the Elba-Almo highway in southern Cassia County was the last of several hurdles in a long process to turn the local route into Idaho Highway 77 Spur.
Encore (12-16-11): Driver inattention causes most crashes
Highway Safety Office Winter weather is here and the busy holiday season is in full swing so it is more important than ever to pay close attention to driving safely. A growing number of studies show that driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes.
Encore (12-16-11): Don’t drive impaired
Using federal grant funds, ITD is partnering with Idaho law enforcement agencies to make highways safer by funding education campaigns and high-visibility impaired driving enforcement patrols from Dec. 17 through New Year’s Day.
Encore (12-16-11): Planned bridge replacement mentioned in national publication
A project to replace the bridge over the East Fork of the Salmon River in Custer County recently received mention in a national publication. The current issue of “Innovator,” a newsletter of the Federal Highway Administration in Washington, D.C., reported that ITD will replace the bridge “entirely with precast concrete bridge elements.
Encore (12-16-11): Districts join in holiday giving spirit
Christmas giving has been a hallmark of ITD for decades. Many of the district offices make annual contributions to local charities. The latest effort came Wednesday (Dec. 14) when the District 3 office handed over boxes filled with toys for the Salvation Army to Boise’s KTVB Channel 7 representatives for its annual Christmas Toy Drive.