5/26/2017

Office of Highway Safety
Idaho enters "100 Deadliest Days" of driving
The Memorial Day weekend is almost here, marking the unofficial start of summer. The holiday weekend brings along with it backyard cookouts and camping trips – it also marks the beginning of the deadliest time on Idaho’s roads.

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Public Transportation
Public Transportation team excels in absence of leader
The four ladies in the Public Transportation Office not only kept the ship afloat, they increased momentum during a six-month absence at the helm. Rachel Pallister, Kim McGourty, Shauna Miller and Juanita Risch didn’t just maintain — they excelled.

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Employees - Safety Innovation
Pallister’s safety railing for skid truck safeguards department employees
Trek Pallister, in ITD’s Operations, created a railing to enhance the safety of employees filling the 1,000-gallon water tank (daily during friction testing) or performing maintenance while atop the 6.5-feet tall unit.

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District 6
McCurdy, Serrano win District 6 roadeo
Stacey McCurdy, Arco maintenance, won the District 6 Truck Roadeo in the Sugar City maintenance yard May 17. Camilo Serrano, Dubois maintenance, won first place in the foreman/engineer/transportation technician-engineering category. His was the highest score of any contestant in the competition.

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Division of Aeronautics
Idaho Aeronautics' ACE Academy June 12-15 will include teacher's STEM "Living Lab"
For the last quarter century, Idaho's Division of Aeronautics has presented an Aviation Career Exploration (ACE) Academy for Idaho high school students early each summer. This year, they are taking it a step further and introducing a Teacher STEM day during the four-day (June 12-15) event.

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District 2 - Innovation
Innovation Steward Profile: D2's Doral Hoff
A few years ago, ITD leadership noticed that great ideas generated in the field weren't getting submitted into the innovation funnel. Innovation stewards were added in each district to facilitate the submission of ideas.

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District 4
Work begins on I-84 bridges in Elmore and Gooding counties; will continue through summer
Drivers along Interstate 84 should watch for maintenance work and resurfacing on 15 bridges at 13 locations between Glenns Ferry and Wendell. The work will impact traffic at various locations on and off I-84 throughout the summer.

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