BOISE -- The Idaho Transportation Department reached a new milestone in its commitment to accountability and transparency this month when it introduced a web-based dashboard to mark progress in nine performance areas.
Idaho taxpayers, legislators and transportation partners can view graphics that visually display the current operations and desired trends. The dashboard, designed by a team of ITD employees, is available to the public through a link on the department's website: http://itd.idaho.gov/
"This is an important tool that will allow the public to easily track our progress. It is a visual report card on how we are performing as an organization," said ITD Director Brian Ness.
"I invite people to visit the site often to track the steps we are taking to become one of the best transportation departments in the country."
Ness said the dashboard concept, which is used prominently in the private sector, is becoming increasingly popular among government agencies to provide performance snapshots.
"This is the next step in making the Idaho Transportation Department more accountable to the citizens we serve," he said.
The new visual reports augment ITD's Performance Management Framework, explains ITD Deputy Director Scott Stokes, a member of the dashboard development team. It will provide policymakers and citizens instant access to information about the department's progress in meeting long-range goals.
The performance measures are milepost markers that correlate directly with the department's three primary goals -- improving safety, enhancing mobility and supporting economic vitality.