Department marks 2014 as year of change

ITD’s structural and cultural changes gathered momentum during 2014, and led to a year of both challenge and success for the department. Employees from throughout the organization worked smarter and more efficiently to do jobs better, provide excellent customer service and press forward ITD’s quest to be the best transportation department in the country.

From remarkable district efforts to statewide winter performance measures, ITD continued to garner national and international attention for its activities. Citizens thanked the department for DMV customer assistance, Incident Response help, avalanche abatement, highway construction and public outreach activities.

An important key to ITD’s success in 2014 was implementing the Innovate ITD campaign, which encouraged innovative thinking and a flow of fresh ideas from throughout the department.  What follows is a look at some of the Transporter stories, by the month, which made the year memorable.

JANUARY
COMPASS makes transportation funding top priority
511 enhancement automates RWIS condition alerts
Idaho's award-winning winter performance measures attract UK attention
New division administrators named
ITD presents highway investment-and-safety scenario to House and Senate
Ness outlines progress to Senate, House transportation committees

FEBRUARY
Governor launches interagency rapid response team to support job growth
New youth safety coalition formed in Meridian
ITD sets Facebook record with avalanche pictures
Innovate ITD campaign wants your thoughts and ideas
Ron Wright contributes to recent National Geographic article
Motorist stranded in Florida airport gets help from Idaho DMV
Surplus ovens in District 1 go high tech at NIC in second life

MARCH
Repair of important Boise commuter route completed ahead of schedule
POE inspectors assist injured Great Horned Owl
Middleton says thanks for ITD efforts to reduce congestion
D-4 survey effort garners state, national recognition
Idaho 21 avalanche closure, clean up unusual but not unprecedented
ITD rolls out new Idaho Traveler Services 511 app April 1